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"Life in this world is short. Let us make use of our lives in the pursuit of happiness and not trouble." ~ Tunku Abdul Rahman

Topic A: Enhancing the Protection of Person Fleeing Gender-Related Persecutions

Background Topics To say that a woman fears persecution because she is a woman is called gender-related persecution. This addresses the casual relatonship between gender (as socially constructed) and persecution. For example, sexual activity outside a socially condoned relationship may result in persecution. Equally, it is important to recognise that gender-specific violations do not necessarily constitute persecution because of gender. For example, if a man’s genitals are subjected to electric shocks, he is being tortured in a gender-specific way, but it does not necessarily follow that he is being persecuted because of his gender: rather he may be persecuted because of his political or religious identity or activities. Similarly many women experience gender-specific forms of persecution, including rape and sexual violence, because of their actual or imputed political or religious identity or activities. It is important not to assume that all women experience gender-related persecution even where this persecution takes a gender-specific form.1 Gender-related persecution is happening in a lot of country and state is having failure to protect this victim. Therefore, they’re forced to flee the country to seek asylum in another country. Refugees that already flee out of their nation is also possible to be affected with gender-related persecution.

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As of May 2018, there are some 157.580 refugees and asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia, and of the figure 72,940 or 46% are Rohingnya refugees. Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention or the 1967 Protoco...

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