Malaysia Women & Girls Forum 2020       (MWGF)

'Malaysia's Women & Girls at the Heart
of COVID-19 Recovery'


MWGF 2020  Resolutions

Resolution 1

Introduce a Sexual Harassment Act to ensure survivors have no reason to fear a lack of legal protection or remedy.

Resolution 2

Encourage and nurture girls in STEM fields of study so Malaysia can achieve gender parity

Resolution 3

Push for the protection of  women & Girls against gender-based cyber violence and create safer spaces online

Resolution 4

Reinforce girls’ access to comprehensive sex education to reduce unsafe practices and prevent child sexual abuse.

Resolution 5

Provide women and girls with unlimited access to sexual and reproductive health services so they can take control of their bodily autonomy.

Resolution 6

Raise awareness regarding gaps in the legal environment and push for criminalisation of domestic abuse and child marriage.

Resolution 7

Ensure the economic protection of women and safeguard their employment during the Covid-19 pandemic via legal reform and access to quality childcare and maternal and paternal leave.

Resolution 8

Platform and amplify the voices of women in media, politics and other decision-making roles.

Resolution 9

Engage with men and boys, male policy makers and the mainstream media to build the necessary capacity for inclusiveness, in order to educate and  shed unhealthy masculinity.

Resolution 10

To ensure that there is equal access to justice via uniformity of laws within the  federal and state constitutions .


About MWGF

Building towards a brighter future for Malaysia's Women & Girls

The Malaysia Women & Girls Forum (MWGF) is an annual event that brings together multiple stakeholders involved in the social and economic advancement of women & girls in Malaysia. The Forum aims to be the bridge that connects the public, civil society and policy stakeholders towards rapidly advancing the necessary social, economic and political solutions needed for the advancement of Malaysia’s women & girls. 

Funded and supported by the United Nations (UN) & United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia, MWGF collectively amplifies, tracks and provides proactive recommendations & solutions on the progress of advancing the rights and wellbeing of Malaysia’s women and girls.

MWGF Pillars:

1. Building towards the 2030 SDGs
2. Attaining Gender Equality
3. Ending Gender-based violence and Harmful Practices
4. Ending Unmet Need for Family Planning
5. Ending preventable Maternal death
6. Attaining full potential of young people


Our Featured Speakers

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Tehmina Kaoosji - Host & Emcee

Independent Broadcast Journalist & Gender Activist


YB. Senator Ras Adiba Radzi

OKU Representative , Upper House, Malaysian Parliament & BERNAMA Chairperson


Stefan Priesner

United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam


Najib Assifi

United Nations Population Fund Malaysia Representative


MWGF In the News


December 17, 2020

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and its drastic impact on the lives and wellbeing of women and girls, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia on behalf of the United Nations in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam, kicked off the inaugural Malaysia Women and Girls Forum (MWGF) Thursday.

December 19, 2020

The inaugural Malaysia Women and Girls Forum (MWGF) yesterday concluded with 10 key resolutions to ensure women and girls in the country do not get left behind in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

December 17, 2020

Senator Ras Adiba Radzi yang mewakili Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) di Dewan Negara, yang juga pengerusi Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia (Bernama), semasa berucap di majlis pelancaran forum itu berkata acara berkenaan boleh menjadi titik tolak kecemerlangan Malaysia dengan mengetengahkan kegigihan gadis dan wanita dalam mengharungi pemulihan COVID-19.


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