There’s a vital force in our society that is often left out of the bigger picture – the homemakers. It is time the invisible discrimination against them is eradicated.
This year’s UN theme for International Women’s Day is “Equality for women is progress for all”. Yet second class treatment of women is still very much prevalent today – from violence against women to unfair treatment in the marketplace to the lack of recognition for the care work by homemakers and mothers. These are but the manifestations of the culture of gender discrimination in our society.
However, the women’s rights movement has come a long way, even in Malaysia. While we have yet to achieve full equality, there are many victories which we can celebrate.
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