An Overview of Women’s Organisations in Penang

By Marie Tan Kiak Li

April 2012 FEATURE
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Women’s groups weave a vital pattern in the rich tapestry of modern society. In an undeniably patriarchal world order, women’s organisations have not only filled the gaps in civil society to address the unmet needs of women, but have also been a powerful galvanising force in pushing forward the march towards equality for all.In Penang, this is particularly true. As the functions, presence and significance of women’s organisations have evolved over time, so have the women’s organisations themselves. It is...

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Marie Tan Kiak Li

is a fan of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's saying: "Well-behaved women rarely make history." She also believes that upholding and promulgating the rights of women and children is essential towards gaining equality for all.