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The push for gender equality
BY: MICHELLE LEE
In keeping with current developments around the world, non governmental organizations and civic bodies are pushing their bid in this country to witness greater gender equality in every sphere and segment of Malaysian life.
While there have been major breakthroughs in the push for gender equality there are various quarters who are still not happy with the level of gender equality and believe that there has to be breakthroughs in male dominated activities.
Sisters In Islam, a group of concerned individuals, voiced their concern over what they see not only as gender inequality in this country but also the oppression of women which they feel has many women suffering in silence.
The NGO feels it is high time for women to be liberated and not seen as being inferior to men but their equal in everything and they also feel that not much is being done in this direction which is why they are calling for more action to be taken in promoting gender equality.
Others are however expressing thankfulness that although Islam is the official religion of the nation there are many who are in support of ensuring that not only women but children are not subjected to oppression and suffering.
This is why the government of the day needs to seriously view the issue of gender equality and work out a practical plan with realistic aims and objectives that can be achieved in the near future to free women from suffering and oppression.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
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