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Family Frontiers Malaysia

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Joined March 2021

Family Frontiers is a Registered Society in Malaysia, it aims to advance, promote and strengthen family unity and development so that no family is left behind.

Presence in: Malaysia
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Family, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights

Family Frontiers Malaysia specially works on issues to:

Ensure that families have access to economic and social development.

To develop information that provides support for Malaysian and their spouses during the establishment of the family unit.

To Conduct the research on matters pertaining to family.

To encourage wellbeing, integration and respect for families in Malaysia.

We work on issues pertaining to Foreign Spouses married to Malaysians,

Malaysian Binational Families: Impact of Unequal Citizenship Laws on the Mother &  Child;

Impact of the inability of Malaysian Fathers to obtain citizenship for their children born out of a legally recognised marriage.

People Associated With This Organization

Bina Ramanand

Family Frontiers Malaysia
Joined March 2021
Interests: Citizenship & Identification
Bina Ramanand co-founded the Foreign Spouses Support Group Malaysia (@FSSGMY) in 2009 with the aim of advancing, promoting and protecting the rights of couples and families in transnational marriages. She was motivated by her own lived experiences, as a foreigner and subjected to insurmountable challenges while raising her Malaysian children in the country.
Over the last 5 years, Bina has expanded FSSG’s advocacy to also include Malaysian women and men who face discrimination with regards to the conferment of citizenship rights on their children. She is the lead coordinator for the ‘Malaysian Campaign for Equal Citizenship’, which aims to achieve law reforms to enable Malaysian women and men to confer citizenship on their children and spouses on an equal basis. She now leads Family Frontiers that overseas the work of FSSG and the Malaysian Campaign for equal citizenship.
By joining the Legal Empowerment Network, I would like to draw on the expertise and best practices on the Impact of Legal Empowerment in communities.
Bina Ramanand is the network champion (main point of contact) for Family Frontiers Malaysia.

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