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Their primary mission is to care for community health.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to nurture a sustainable planet.
The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.
How fare Malaysian women at work?
Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.
The struggle for reform and justice continues.
The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges
Councils show the way towards gender equality.
Roja is not your average woman. This is her story.
The hudud issue arises again – and we must address it with greater urgency.
It's Azmi Sharom vs the Federal Court when it comes to freedom of speech.
Women representation in positions of power in Malaysia is still dismal. Would gender quotas help eliminate this stagnation?
Is the Asean Economic Community (AEC) as good as it sounds?
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.
What is Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting? Yasmin Bathamanathan speaks to experts in this area to find out.
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.
Gender responsive participatory budgeting, an amalgamation of participatory budgeting and gender budgeting, has taken off in Penang to much positive feedback.
They are embraced as the fourth force after the government, the private sector and the NGOs. These change
We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.
Why should homemakers continue to be the subjects of invisible discrimination in our society?
The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is 2015. What has been accomplished so far?
We chat with Dr Prema Devaraj about what victims of gender violence are up against.
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.
Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.