Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

September 6, 2019

Women in the House : Does it matter?

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Demands remain mere noise unless they are raised in Parliament to be transformed into legislation and practices. Studies have shown that women representatives in Parliament are more likely to speak for and act for women compared to male representatives. Some argue from their experiences and gender roles and have introduced more women-friendly policies. However, there is also evidence showing that when there are more women in Parliament, at a certain point, they tend to fail in raising issues or in making policies that are women-friendly. This has invited concerns and criticism from women groups. Furthermore, there are also studies which show that less women in legislatures does not mean that women-friendly policies are not introduced. Current trends show more men raising women issues in more pronounced ways than women representatives; and at the same time, less women are showing interest in debating women-related issues. This forum discusses whether women representatives still matter in the parliament.


YB Kasthuriraani Patto, Member of Parliament for Batu Kawan


1. YB Chong Eng, Penang EXCO for Women & Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness, and Religions Other Than Islam

2. YB Steven Sim, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports and Member of the Board of Directors, Penang Institute.

3. Dr Ummu Atiyah Ahmad Zakuan, Senior Lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia

Tech Talk for Girls

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Girls with dreams becomes a woman with vision. For the first time ever,

Network of Organizations for Women (NOW) Penang is bringing these

bright and young talents to center stage to inspire young girls of their age

at Tech Talk for Girls. 

So bring along your daughter (and sons too)

to listen to the inspiring line up of speakers

that had trail blazed the path in science, technology and innovation (STEM).

Registration is free and refreshments provided. Exciting activities awaits!


Register now! 


World Suicide Prevention Day Forum 2019

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Welcome to the official World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 website created by the

International Association (IASP). We invite you to browse our site to find WSPD banners,

the World Suicide Prevention Day brochure in various languages, Light a Candle postcards,

#WSPD facts and figures and resources. You can also learn about IASP’s Cycle

Around the Globe event that is increasing in popularity every year.

Read about the wide range of activities being carried throughout the world.


Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge.

Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally

for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths,

which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.


World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD

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