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Most M'sian Muslim women okay with polygamy, but not in their marriage

Published on 15 Oct 2019 9:06:07 PM

A survey by Sisters in Islam (SIS) found among others that although as many as 70% of Muslim women agree with men practising polygamy, only 32% of these women are actually agreeable to allowing it in their own marriage.

SIS revealed that in its survey titled "Perceptions and Realities: The Public and Personal Rights of Muslim Women in Malaysia" launched on Tuesday.

At the Islam Unsurrendered: Women Rising Against Extremism conference, social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir also urged policymakers to read the full survey and engage with SIS on some of the issues highlighted in order to achieve policy shifts towards gender equality.