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Promoting awareness programmes for Malaysian women: Does practice matters?


Ahmad, Zalinah and Ahmad, Noor Azizah (2013) Promoting awareness programmes for Malaysian women: Does practice matters? In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Sustainability (ICOIS 2013), 3-4 April 2013, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MWFCD) has been responsible for incorporating women in development and enhancing the standard of living of women and family in Malaysia.In fact, the population of women in Malaysia is nearly half of the total population in year 2011.The Ministry has been responsible to design and implement programmes to create awareness among women about their rights, and issues relating to their concerns.The Ministry, together with women's NGO, has been helping each other to ensure that women will get the benefits from the programmes. However, with the recent changes in social media, have the Ministry and those NGOs been able to fulfill their responsibilities? Thus, this paper will explore and highlight the current practice of part of the Ministry and NGOs in creating awareness among women's issues in Malaysia.It will include the using of social media towards changes in women's community.Discussion will also include the opportunity and challenges faced regarding this partnership.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organizer: School of Government, UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia; Partner with: Sunway University & HUSO
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mdm. Zalinah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 01:16
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 01:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8887

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