Zainah Anwar interview on advocacy and domestic violence, Malyasia (video)

Zainah Anwar interview on advocacy and domestic violence, Malyasia (video)

Resource Type
Topical Interview
Publication Year
English (US)




Zainah Anwar speaks about her advocacy for victims of domestic violence, her advocacy to further criminalize domestic violence, and a successful campaign to pressure the Malaysian government into passing and implementing significant anti-domestic violence legislation despite objections from fundamentalists in society and government.

Zainah Anwar is a lawyer and women’s rights activist from Malaysia. She spent two decades as the head of Sisters in Islam, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for women’s rights in Malaysia using arguments based in Islam.

Runtime: 00:29:53

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