Women’s Rights

Manifesto items have been compiled from articles and statements on the internet and Aliran sources. The following sources are referred to by the following initials and you can reach them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
PP: People’s Plan, part of The People’s Declaration updated 2008 for GE12 in Haris Ibrahim’s blog.
CR: Agenda for Concrete Reforms, drawn up by civil society leaders for GE13 as reported by Dr Kua Kia Soong in Malaysiakini.
BJ: Buku Jingga, Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for GE13.

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To indicate whether you are for or against this manifesto item, click on either the for or anti radio button and click Vote. You can only vote once for each item from the same computer. Go to this page to choose your top 10 most important manifesto items for inclusion in the Citizens’ Manifesto for GE14.

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K1Implement at least 30 percent quota for women’s representation in all decision-making bodies of government, the judiciary and political parties in order to encourage greater participation by women in public lifeCGMid termMore work required
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K2Incorporate the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) and its provisions into national law guaranteeing equality for all in both public and private spheres of lifeCGMid termMore work required
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K3Confront sexism and prejudice based on gender stereotypesCGLong termAspirational
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K4Implement equal pay for women holding similar posts as men and establish competent national tribunals and other public institutions to ensure the effective protection of women against any act of discrimination.CGMid termMore work required
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