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Latest items for Malaysia

Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 13% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 13% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"While precise data are lacking, UNRISD estimates that by 2002 there were at least 1.3 million foreign women working in the major labor-importing countries in East and Southeast Asia, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. These women constituted a high proportion of the total immigrant labor force in some of these countries (UNRISD 2005, p.115)"(23)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"While precise data are lacking, UNRISD estimates that by 2002 there were at least 1.3 million foreign women working in the major labor-importing countries in East and Southeast Asia, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. These women constituted a high proportion of the total immigrant labor force in some of these countries (UNRISD 2005, p.115)"(23)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-DATA-1

"In countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka, young women in particular out-migrate to urban centers to work at transnational production sites or free trade zones. Well-documented tensions are often created between the traditional values of the peasant society from which the women originate and the values at industrial sites where they work (Ong 1987)"(22)."Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2

"In countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka, young women in particular out-migrate to urban centers to work at transnational production sites or free trade zones. Well-documented tensions are often created between the traditional values of the peasant society from which the women originate and the values at industrial sites where they work (Ong 1987)"(22)."Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-5, LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

"In the PRC and in India, women accounted for 21% and 24%, respectively, of all fishers and fish farmers in 2008 (FAO 2012b, p. 108). They account for about 10% of the total aquaculture workforce in Malaysia"(42)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"In countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka, young women in particular out-migrate to urban centers to work at transnational production sites or free trade zones. Well-documented tensions are often created between the traditional values of the peasant society from which the women originate and the values at industrial sites where they work (Ong 1987)"(22)."Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"In some Asian countries, the share of women in agriculture has remained stable in recent years at 40%–50% of the total agriculture workforce (30% in India). It has even declined in Malaysia and the Philippines"(20)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In some Asian countries, the share of women in agriculture has remained stable in recent years at 40%–50% of the total agriculture workforce (30% in India). It has even declined in Malaysia and the Philippines"(20)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor"(17).This data does not specifically mention women but if trafficking is occuring, women may be especially vulnerable (ENB-Coder Comment)more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours...more
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Female genital mutilation - removal of external female genitalia for non-medical purposes - continues to be widely practiced" (para 22).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-3

"Children conceived, or suspected to have been conceived, out of wedlock are stigmatised" (para 20).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In spite of a 2012 national policy on reproductive health and social education, girls and women struggle to access information about contraception and family planning services" (para 22).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Statistics on the rate of child marriage in Malaysia are hard to pin down, but in 2010, the women, family and community development deputy minister reported that 16,000 girls aged below 15 in the country were married" (para 11).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"While Malaysian civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, the law is riddled with exceptions. Girls 16 and older can marry with permission of their state’s chief minister. For Muslims, Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and permits even earlier marriages, with no apparent minimum, with the permission of a syariah court" (para 8-10).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"After the lower house’s inaction on child marriage, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) urged the government to amend all domestic laws to raise the legal age of marriage to 18" (para 23).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"The Joint Action Group on Gender Equality, a coalition of Malaysian non-governmental organisations, has raised particular concern about situations in which rape victims have been forced to marry the rapist or another man to hush up the crime" (para 19).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Malaysia committed to ensuring equality for women and men when it ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1995" (para 24).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"This month, Malaysia’s lower house amended the country’s Child Act 2001 without banning all marriage by girls and boys under the age of 18, as called for by several members of parliament and rights groups" (para 1). "While Malaysian civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, the law is riddled with exceptions. Girls 16 and older can marry with permission of their state’s chief minister. For Muslims, Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and permits even earlier marriages, with no apparent minimum, with the permission of a syariah court" (para 8-10).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"While Malaysian civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, the law is riddled with exceptions. Girls 16 and older can marry with permission of their state’s chief minister. For Muslims, Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and permits even earlier marriages, with no apparent minimum, with the permission of a syariah court" (para 8-10).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

10.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0