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Feminisms

Publié 8 septembre 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Deviating from the prompt of '2 Lives 2 Miles Apart', this post examines two generalized views of today's mainstream feminist movement from different lenses, based off my experience with feminism in Malaysia (specifically, from a youth perspective). From this, we will come to discover what exactly people mean when they say there are feminisms, and how important it is to ensure our goals are compatible with each other in order to achieve them. - You are from an upper middle-...


Is it controversial? - LGTB rights

Publié 8 septembre 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

"Dude that's so gay" When did phrases like this become an insult? Have you ever been called "faggot" or "fag"? When and why did people make this a degrading term? When did being gay become an illness or an abnormality? Why do people go against gay rights? I believe it's because of one thing and it's total ignorance. Some may take it on the religious side but Pope Francis said : What am I supposed to do, if a son of God comes seeking help and he's gay? Am I supposed to turn th...


Gender-Equality, and a Conversation with the UN SRSG-SVC

Publié 19 août 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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On Monday, Youth to End Sexual Violence was at the United Nations to advocate for the development of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #3, on gender-equality and women’s empowerment, during the MDG 500 event with Malala Yousafzai and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. There was widespread support for male involvement in women's empowerment initiatives, and everybody agreed that we need to focus on gender-equality within the next 500 days before the MDG target date. One represe...


Quotas for women in business and governmental institutions?

Publié 1 août 2014 Avatar María Barba

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Gender inequality is a major issue that has to be addressed urgently. It is happening nowadays (as EIGE in Europe proves with the Gender Inequality Index). Diversity is positive in every business or governmental institution. Therefore, companies are realising now how important is to embrace different points of view in their boards to be competitive in the markets. When it comes to governmental institutions -which are supposed to represent the citizens- can they truly represen...


Women in Marriage and the Workforce

Publié 27 juillet 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

It’s always with great surprise that I listen to people defending patriarchy. Even though most women would object to being denied access to professional spheres and having their opinions shut down because of their gender, most still happily go along with the idea that women, because of our physiological, psychological, or ‘God given’ differences with men, are the inferior gender. There are a lot of day to day conversations that I can bring up to explain my point, but it’s...


Trans Rights Movement in Malaysia

Publié 27 juillet 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

I regret not having written this sooner while the event was still fresh in my mind, but better late than never. On the 12th of July, I went to ‘Beyond Binary’, a talk hosted by national trans ally campaign, I Am You. This was my first exposure to the Malaysian trans community. I went with a friend and her friend. None of us knew anyone else there, not personally. Most of those in attendance seemed to know one another, though, which was overwhelming in the beginning. The eve...


#YouthForChange: Action Statement & Report

Publié 21 juillet 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Read the #YouthForChange Action Statement and Research Report. Over the past few weeks Voices of Youth has been sharing articles, testimonies and resources all about FGM/C and child marriage. We also asked you to take part in an online survey, to get your views on these issues - because we believe that with youth engagement we can hope to achieve the goal of ending FGM/C and child marriage faster. All of this has been in the lead up to the #YouthForChange event which to...


Cracks in the (Political) Glass Ceiling

Publié 21 juillet 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18


How young people can speak up for girls’ rights

Publié 19 juin 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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It’s time to act on girls’ rights so we can build a better future for everyone. Play your part by giving us your opinion on issues like child marriage and FGM, which have devastating effects on girls’ lives and communities in countries across the globe. Rafick Tawakali, 19, is from Malawi. He has been actively involved in the fight for children’s rights since 2008. Rafick has two sisters and is particularly passionate about protecting girls’ rights. Why we must end...


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