Penang Pushes Ahead with its Gender Inclusiveness Policy

By Chan Xin Ying, Hasanah Akhir

April 2019 FEATURE
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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;...

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PM
Chan Xin Ying

is advocate for family inclusiveness. She is currently working at the Family and Children’s Affairs Department of the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC).

PM
Hasanah Akhir

is advocate for family inclusiveness. She is currently working at the Family and Children’s Affairs Department of the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC).