Women

Hijab under threat in Malaysia

According to the Qur’an chapter 24 verse 31, “And tell the believing women to reduce their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which appears thereof and to wrap (a portion of) their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment…”.

22 April 2019
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Bad news for women

Nancy Pelosi is the highest-ranking elected female politician in the history of the United States (US). Theresa May is only the second female British prime minister. Amal Clooney is a world-renowned human-rights lawyer. Serena Williams is arguably the greatest female athlete of all time.

28 March 2019
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Changing attitudes towards women in hospitality

Xuan Thu started at the front desk of Victoria Resort in Can Tho, located at the southern end of Vietnam, and worked her way up to the very top. In a year, she was made Front Office Manager and within another four, she was promoted to Room Division Manager. Nine years after her first foray, she locked in the General Manager (GM) position.

27 March 2019
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Cambodia's surrogate mothers risk jail

Pregnant and scared, Yin hides in a house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh - one of an untold number of Cambodian surrogate mothers risking jail time for lucrative pay-outs from Chinese clients.

22 December 2018
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