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Malaysia Women & Girls Forum 2020

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

17th December 2020,  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  


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

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 .

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 2020 In the News

Inaugural Malaysia Women and Girls Forum kicks off Thursday

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.

Forum sulung MWGF berlangsung

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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