To the fore: Young women activists set to become media-savvy advocates through training programme

Gender mainstreaming is not just about women. It’s about society, and also affects men and children, so we need to talk about it for people to understand why gender advocacy and the presence of women in decision-making for both the public and private sectors is vital, says Dr Siti Mariah. Photo: Pixabay

Young women have an important role to play in advocacy for gender equality and women empowerment, and it is with this in mind that the “Creating Agents for Change” programme was launched in October.

“Change is important, but it’s hard, especially if we’ve been doing things the same way for a very long time. It needs new thinking and new actors, and I think it’s particularly important to have young women be those agents of change,” says Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir at the launch.

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