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MARINA MAHATHIR

WRITER, ACTIVIST
FOUNDER OF ZAFIGO & ZAFIGOX

 


 

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Marina is a Malaysian socio-political activist and writer. She began her career in advocacy in the HIV/AIDS sector and was a member of numerous international and regional committees on HIV/AIDS. She served as the President of the Malaysian AIDS Council for 12 years from 1993-2005.

After leaving her position, Marina went on to focus on issues related to Islam and gender. Currently, she is a member of the International Advisory Group of Musawah, the global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family. And was a member of the Board of Sisters in Islam, which advocates for justice and equality for Muslim women.

Marina has written a fortnightly column in a local English-language daily for more than 20 years, and writes and speaks regularly on current issues particularly where it relates to gender, human rights and religion. She has authored four books, In Liberal Doses (1997) and Telling It Straight (2012), compilations of her newspaper columns, and 50 Days: Rantings by MM (2009). Her latest compilation of her columns, Dancing on Thin Ice (2015), was published in December 2015.

In 2010, Marina was named the UN Person of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011, Marina was one of only two Malaysian women named on WomenDeliver.org’s list of 100 Most Inspiring People Delivering for Girls and Women.

Marina’s latest ventures are a website for women travellers in Asia and the Middle East, Zafigo.com, and Feefo.TV, a digital TV channel which is an offshoot of the award-winning TV programme 3R-Respect, Relax, Respond which Marina co-produced.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN

Coming soon!

11.50AM | 21 September 2019

Description coming soon!

 

Marina Mahathir Plays Big Sister To Female Travellers,The Star

Marina Mahathir On The Pressures Women Face From Cultural Expectations, Zafigo.com

24 Minutes With Marina Mahathir On Her Travel Tips For Women And ZafigoX, Buro247.my

Where I’m Coming From: Marina Mahathir (Part 1), Poskod.my

 

Links to Marina’s presentation and supporting articles will be featured here after ZafigoX 2019.

TALK: WANTING THE WORLD AND GOING OUT TO GET IT (ZafigoX 2018, Kuala Lumpur) (COMING SOON)

PANEL: WOMEN TRAVELLERS – BALANCING LIFE, CAREER, AND TRAVEL (ZafigoX 2018, Kuala Lumpur) (COMING SOON)

Marina’s conversation with Deborah Henry will be available here after ZafigoX 2019.