Abandoned Babies in Malaysia (Part 3)

Abandoned Babies in Malaysia (Part 3)

Reported by Aidila Razak, video by Shufiyan Shukur and Indrani Kopal

An exclusive interview with Rashidah Abdullah, Co-Chair of the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM).

“…in Islam, abortion is allowed up to 4 months, when the soul is regarded as entering the fetus, so it not regarded as alive, so it’s not a sin,…”

Rashidah Abdullah is an activist and independent consultant in the areas of women’s health and sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and NGO organisational development in Malaysia. She is the founder director on ARROW’s Board of Directors, Co-Coordinator of RRAAM, a member of the Malaysian Aids Council’s Programme Review Committee, the Programme and Management Committee of Sisters in Islam, and a trustee of Women’s Aid Organization (WAO).

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Abandoned Babies in Malaysia (Part 2)

Abandoned Babies in Malaysia (Part 2)

Reported by Aidila Razak, video by Shufiyan Shukur and Indrani Kopal

An exclusive interview with Rashidah Abdullah, Co-Chair of the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM).

RRAAM (the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia), which comprises of NGOs and individuals committed to promoting women´s access to reproductive rights and services, was formed in 2007 to inform, educate and advocate on these reproductive rights issues. Meant for health professionals, NGOs, policy makers, the media and women themselves, this Information Brief aims to inform, address misconceptions and advocate for action.

Rashidah Abdullah is an activist and independent consultant in the areas of women’s health and sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and NGO organisational development in Malaysia. She is the founder director on ARROW’s Board of Directors, Co-Coordinator of RRAAM, a member of the Malaysian Aids Council’s Programme Review Committee, the Programme and Management Committee of Sisters in Islam, and a trustee of Women’s Aid Organization (WAO).

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Abandoned Babies in Malaysia (Part 1)

Abandoned Babies in Malaysia (Part 1)

Reported by Aidila Razak, video by Shufiyan Shukur

“…a woman who gets pregnant, and didn’t intent that pregnancy, she has the right to the full information on all the choices, one of which is does she want to keep that pregnancy. In Malaysia, abortion is actually legal for very liberal reasons since 1989, but most people don’t know because we haven’t told them and media and doctors are not well informed as well…”

An exclusive interview with Puan Rashidah Abdullah, Co-Chair of the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM).

Rashidah Abdullah is an activist and independent consultant in the areas of women’s health and sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and NGO organisational development in Malaysia. She is the founder director on ARROW’s Board of Directors, Co-Coordinator of RRAAM, a member of the Malaysian Aids Council’s Programme Review Committee, the Programme and Management Committee of Sisters in Islam, and a trustee of Women’s Aid Organization (WAO).

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