Category Archives : 1000.Malaysia

Zainah Anwar (Malaysia)

“I want to live in a society that celebrates our plurality, our differences, our diversity and sees that as a blessing instead of a threat.” With a group of women, Zainah Anwar wanted to find out if it was true that Islam discriminates against women. Turning to the Koran, they found that it advocates justice, […]


Irene Fernandez (Malaysia)

“When I see the migrant workers’ broken bodies and eyes without hope, I want to embrace and wipe away their fears. It makes me angry and helps me to keep fighting the oppressive system.” Dr Irene Fernandez (born 1946) is a teacher who turned to human rights activism to make a difference in people’s lives. […]