Human rights film spotlights contemporary challenges
Graphic: Four young indigenous children in their local village
A powerful new documentary from the Malaysia's NHRI examines three pressing human rights issues facing the country today.
The scourge of child marriage, the plight of migrant workers and the need to uphold the land rights of Malaysia's indigenous peoples are the focus of a powerful new social documentary, Hak Yang Hilang.
Produced by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and UNAM (United Nations Association of Malaysia) Youth, the documentary explains each issue through stories and statistics.
The 20-minute documentary is available at a special campaign website: www.hakyanghilang.org
It features video materials and information dedicated to each issue:
In Malaysia, around 15,000 child marriages have been recorded between 2007 and 2017. This practice affects girls and boys, in urban and rural areas, across ethnic and religious groups and communities to this day.
Watch the Hak Yan Hilang trailer on child marriage.
The campaign website provides up-to-date information and statistics on each issue, an overview of SUHAKAM's current work, its recommendations to government to improve the human rights situation, and relevant links to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Trailers for Hak Yang Hilang have been widely promoted on social media to engage young Malaysians in a conversation about human rights.
Date: 22 March 2019
- Four young indigenous children in their local village - Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
- A young girl writes in a notebook - Human Rights Commission of Malaysia