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April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 46% agreed and 50% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 47% of men and 46% of women agreed and 49% of men and 52% of women disagreed (9).Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 75% of the total sample agreed and 22% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 72% of men anf 78% of women agreed; 24% of men and 19% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 27% of the total sample agreed and 70% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 33% of men and 19% of women agreed; 63% of men and 79% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 72% of the total sample agreed and 25% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 79% of women agreed; 31% of men and 19% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 45% of the total sample agreed and 48% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 40% of men and 52% of women agreed; 53% of men and 41% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 68% of the total sample agreed and 29% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 70% of women agreed; 30% of men and 27% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 7% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 88% of men and 96% of women agreed and 10% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 13% (18% of men and 8% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 70% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (68% of men and 72% of women), 11% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 15% of women) and 6% did not know (7% of men and 5% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 67% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 70% of men and 63% of women agreed; 27% of men and 36% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 53% (53% of men and 52% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 7% agreed that they would rather a woman (6% of men and 8% of women), 36% agreed that they had no preference (38% of men and 37% of women) and 3% did not know (3% of men and 3% of women) (12).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 10% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 10% of men and 10% of women agreed and 84% of men and 85% of women disagreed (5).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 66% of the total sample agreed and 30% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 63% of men and 69% of women agreed; 31% of men and 28% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

1.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Malaysia's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov ranks in third place with an average score of 30, for men the score is 23 and for women is 39. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The constitution gives men and women equal rights to inherit, acquire, own, manage, or dispose of any property, including land" (24).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age of marriage is 18 years for men and 16 years for women. Muslim women younger than 16 years may marry with the approval of a sharia court" (25).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1

"Women faced no legal limits on participation in government and politics, but they occupied few senior roles" (20).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"Religious and cultural taboos against same-sex sexual conduct were widespread" (28). This implies that same sex couples would not be able to access civil unions, however, it is not specified (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The government does not recognize marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims and considers children born of such marriages illegitimate" (9). "Foreigners may qualify for permanent resident status after several years of marriage to a citizen: five years of marriage for foreign women married to citizen men; 10 years for foreign men married to citizen women" (17).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The government does not recognize marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims and considers children born of such marriages illegitimate" (9). "Authorities considered children born out of wedlock to foreign women to have inherited their mother’s citizenship. Authorities allow registration of such births only if the mother produces proof of her citizenship, creating a risk of statelessness because many foreign women were unable to produce a passport or other evidence, According to UNHCR refugees or asylum seekers often did not have valid proof of citizenship. In such cases authorities entered the child’s citizenship as 'unknown' on the birth certificate" (17). "Although children born in the country of illegal migrant mothers married to...more
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape, including marital rape, is a criminal offense, as are most forms of domestic violence" (22).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including marital rape, is a criminal offense, as are most forms of domestic violence. The penal code states that rape is punishable by a maximum prison term of 20 years and caning" (22).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The government does not recognize marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims and considers children born of such marriages illegitimate" (9).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Estimated use of modern contraceptives by women of reproductive age was 41 percent in 2014" (23).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Authorities require citizens to provide their marriage certificate and both parents’ government identity cards" (24).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Although the government, NGOs, and political parties maintained shelters and offered other assistance to battered spouses, activists asserted that support mechanisms for victims of domestic violence remained inadequate" (22).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"In June parliament also passed reforms to its antitrafficking legislation, which included allowing trafficking victims to move freely and work, giving broader access to NGOs to provide protection and assistance to trafficking victims, allowing courts to award damages to trafficking victims, and establishing a High Level Government Committee to advance trafficking-related initiatives. As of December the government had not finalized implementing regulations. The national anti-human trafficking council reported that Department of Labor officials received specialized training, including with other law enforcement agencies, to help increase coordination" (31).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In October the Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development reported it had set up a task force to help regulate early marriages and limit abuses" (25).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"Sharia forbids sex outside of wedlock regardless of age or consent" (25).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Individuals who lacked proof of citizenship were not able to attend school, access government services such as reduced cost health care, or own property" (18). "Education is free, compulsory, and universal through primary school (six years). Although primary education is compulsory, there was no enforcement mechanism governing school attendance" (24).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"Rape, including marital rape, is a criminal offense, as are most forms of domestic violence. (…) Marital rape does not have a minimum penalty, but the maximum penalty is five years’ imprisonment" (22).