Getting Women into Politics Takes Effort from Above and Below
By Braema Mathi
THE TWO-DAY WORKSHOP Sidang Wanita is the outcome of the 2016 Gender Electoral Forum. Held last October, the workshop was organised by the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC), to encourage women’s active involvement in politics.Roadshows were conducted across Penang’s five districts to engage 2,500 women from the local governments and councils, political parties, and from the Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga, Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung and civil society organisations.Photo: PWDCOf these women, 400 were shortlisted, 120 interviewed and finally, 40...
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