In January this year, the Penang state government announced that it had tabled and passed a Gender Inclusiveness Policy aimed at building an inclusive society in the state and promoting substantive gender equality, committing at the same time to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs is a unifying agenda, applicable to all countries, nations, territories, genders and demographic groups.1 It pledges to end poverty and hunger; reduce inequalities within and among countries; build peaceful, just and inclusive societies; protect and promote human rights; and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources.
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