On Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Malaysia
By Choong Sim-Poey
March 2022COVER STORY
HISTORICALLY, in most traditionally patriarchal societies, very few rights are accorded to women. The first global effort to provide a comprehensive view of gender equality and to restore women their rights was UN’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1979. Ever since, strides have been progressive in the areas of education, marriage, political rights, etc., but for sexual autonomy, this remains a contentious issue. In fact, as recently as just...
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