MWGF 2020 Theme
Malaysia's Women & Girls at the Heart of COVID-19 Recovery.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted the socio-economic aspects of Malaysia but it has also revealed fundamental gaps when it comes to the welfare and wellbeing of the country's women & girls. Making up over half the population along with the highest levels of graduates, Malaysia's women can play an instrumental part in guiding and speeding up Malaysia's recovery.
In order to make this a reality, it is important to concentrate on bridging gaps in terms of, economic parity, social & policy reforms, legislation, sexual & reproductive health rights, awareness drives as well as equitable funding.
MWGF 2020 Resolutions
Introduce a Sexual Harassment Act to ensure survivors have no reason to fear a lack of legal protection or remedy.
Encourage and nurture girls in STEM fields of study so Malaysia can achieve gender parity
Push for the protection of women & Girls against gender-based cyber violence and create safer spaces online
Reinforce girls’ access to comprehensive sex education to reduce unsafe practices and prevent child sexual abuse.
Provide women and girls with unlimited access to sexual and reproductive health services so they can take control of their bodily autonomy.
Raise awareness regarding gaps in the legal environment and push for criminalisation of domestic abuse and child marriage.
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.
Platform and amplify the voices of women in media, politics and other decision-making roles.
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.
To ensure that there is equal access to justice via uniformity of laws within the federal and state constitutions .
Our Featured Speakers
Tehmina Kaoosji - Host & Emcee
Independent Broadcast Journalist & Gender Activist
YB. Senator Ras Adiba Radzi
OKU Representative , Upper House, Malaysian Parliament & BERNAMA Chairperson
United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam
United Nations Population Fund Malaysia Representative
MWGF 2020 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.