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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Developing Sustainability is the Goal

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to nurture a sustainable planet.

COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

STATISTICS
Sep 2017

Women in the Labour Force

How fare Malaysian women at work?

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.

PROFILE
Apr 2017

Navi Pillay: People Need to be Treated Equally

The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2017

The Sad Lot of Migrant Workers Affects Us All

Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges

PROFILE
Mar 2017

Between Rose and Thorn

Roja is not your average woman. This is her story.

CARPE DIEM
Jul 2016

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

The hudud issue arises again – and we must address it with greater urgency.

PROFILE
Dec 2015

In defence of the spirit of the Law

It's Azmi Sharom vs the Federal Court when it comes to freedom of speech.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Assorted measures needed to empower women

Women representation in positions of power in Malaysia is still dismal. Would gender quotas help eliminate this stagnation?

FEATURE
Dec 2014

Does the AEC spell open season for skilled workers?

Is the Asean Economic Community (AEC) as good as it sounds?

COVER STORY
Dec 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Injecting gender into the Penang Agenda

What is Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting? Yasmin Bathamanathan speaks to experts in this area to find out.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Leaning on no man

Gender inequality is sometimes unquestioned and undetected by even the most modern of minds. At a recent Lean In workshop in Penang, participants were encouraged to voice their concerns about the challenges faced by women.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Applause for the Penang budget model

Gender responsive participatory budgeting, an amalgamation of participatory budgeting and gender budgeting, has taken off in Penang to much positive feedback.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Social entrepreneurs: Just who are they?

They are embraced as the fourth force after the government, the private sector and the NGOs. These change

FEATURE
May 2014

Empowering the rural poor in Thailand

We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Let’s be fair to women – especially homemakers

Why should homemakers continue to be the subjects of invisible discrimination in our society?

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Beyond the MDGs

The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is 2015. What has been accomplished so far?

FEATURE
Apr 2013

Nowhere to Run – Victims of Domestic Violence Need Our Help

We chat with Dr Prema Devaraj about what victims of gender violence are up against.

COVER STORY
Sep 2012

Tariq Ramadan – Islam Reviewed From Within

Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in 2004. We chat with Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the 21st century, and the importance of education and individual dignity in empowering societies.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards Clean Governance in Asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

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