Women body targeting all sexist MPs

Monday March 3, 2008 (The Star)
SUNGAI SIPUT: The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) insists that it is neutral and only wants to educate the constituents about sexism.
Women’s Aid Organisation executive director Ivy Josiah said yesterday that their anti-sexist MPs campaign here was not just to target its incumbent MP Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu but other candidates, too.
“We also have friends and other non-governmental organisations in other constituencies throughout the country with sexist candidates and we want to educate the public about sexism,” she told reporters after launching its anti-sexist campaign.
“We are also against other MPs who had made sexist remarks.”
Sisters in Islam executive director Zainah Anwar said the campaign was aimed at getting constituents to vote against sexist MPs.
“If the political party does not want to make any decision about them, then we, the people, must take action and make the decision for them,” she said.
JAG consists of the All Women’s Action Society (Awam), Empower, Sisters in Islam, Women’s Aid Organisation and Women’s Centre for Change, Penang.