On 2 June 2016, the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality together with the Gender Equality Initiative conducted a workshop in order to introduce students of the GEI participating institutions to the Aiyoh Wat Lah Awards 2016. JAG has been organising the annual Aiyoh... Wat Lah Awards since 2012, highlighting sexist, misogynistic, transphobic and homophobic statements made by public figures in Malaysia and raising awareness about why these statements are harmful to gender equality.
Improving leadership skills among lawyers will not just create a positive ripple in law firms, but also enhance interaction with clients and colleagues. The Bar Council, in collaboration with the Association of Women Lawyers, Malaysia (“AWL”), is conducting a half-day workshop to develop your skills to become a better leader in your law firm, as well as a more effective and empowered member of the legal community.
PETALING JAYA: Men are still earning more than women in Malaysia for doing the same jobs, except in the construction industry and the wage gap between the sexes is widening.
KUALA LUMPUR: Fifty-one percent of the members of the Malaysian Bar are female but according to a baseline study conducted by the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), gender bias is still prevalent within the legal industry.
The study which took eight months to complete was commissioned in 2013 to ascertain the working conditions of male and female lawyers and also to examine the level of gender biasness and sexual harassment within the legal profession...