Gender Parity Still A Distant Dream

By Chung Hosanna

December 2010 FEATURE
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A recent conference organised by the Good Governance and Gender Equality Society (3GS), a Penang-based NGO, examined the mainstreaming of gender issues. Despite great strides made in granting women equal opportunities, legal efforts to close the gender gap have hardly made a dent in our persistently patriarchal society.Sticky floor, glass ceilingAchieving gender parity in Malaysia seems to be a far-off goal for a conservative Asian society which has traditionally espoused a “men over women” mindset. Societal expectations of women have...

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Chung Hosanna

is a semi-political wordsmith, erstwhile lawyer and restless soul.