Presenting MWGF: The Review - a 60-minute special feature that aired on 16 December, on Astro Awani.
Drawing on the resolutions and core takeaways of the last three iterations of the Malaysia Women and Girls Forum (MWGF), the program reviews Malaysia’s progress in advancing the rights and wellbeing of women and girls in a post-pandemic world.
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The Malaysia Women & Girls Forum
Since 2020, the Malaysia Women and Girls Forum (MWGF) has been a bridge connecting stakeholders in public and civil society to address crucial social, economic and political issues and solutions for the advancement of Malaysia’s women and girls.
This year’s MWGF will see us shaking things up in a 60 minute special feature, including Ministerial interviews and boardroom discussions with academics, members of civil society & other stakeholders.
With a focus on three main areas for women and girls’ empowerment – economic opportunity; legislation and gender equality; and education, gender norms and awareness,’MWGF: The Review’ will draw on our panellists’ expertise and insights as we discuss, review, and draw on the resolutions of the three previous iterations of MWGF (shown below).
MWGF: The Review
Economic Empowerment Of Women
This segment will address various post-pandemic measures taken for women’s Economic Empowerment; their importance to national development, and the gaps that remain when it comes to increasing Malaysia’s FLFPR (Female Labour Force Participation Rate). Other issues addressed include: institutionalising the care economy, adopting Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and introducing Parental Leave.
Legislating Gender Equality
This segment will examine former and recently introduced laws that strongly impact the advancement of Gender Equality in Malaysia, such as the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act, the Anti Stalking Law, and the issue of Equal Citizenship Rights.
CSE, Gender Norms & Awareness
How can we ensure the best outcomes from policy and legislative changes? This segment will explore effective strategies and implementation policies, with choice highlights on the roles of the education system and family unit in dispelling stereotypes, instilling healthier gender dynamics, and improved Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools.
YB Dato' Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri
Minister of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM)
YB Tuan Ramkarpal Singh
Member of Parliament Bukit Gelugor & Former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reform)
Tengku Aira Tengku Razif
Assistant Representative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia
Lee Min Hui
Analyst, Social Policy and National Integration, Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS)
President, Association of Women Lawyers (AWL)
Senior Program Manager,
All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
President, Family Frontiers
Co-Founder & Vice President, Society for Equality, Respect and Trust for All Sabah (SERATA)
Program Manager, SPOT Community Project
Host, Head of MWGF Secretariat