Women’s full and meaningful participation and representation are fundamental elements of a vibrant, effective and efficient democracy and is essential to the achievement of sustainable development. Democracy cannot truly deliver for all of its citizen if half of the population remains underrepresented in the political arena. Although compromising almost half of the country’s population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, political leaders, elected officials, and decision makers. As a direct impact from gender inequality and the barriers women face in politics and leadership, we are losing the opportunity of having good women leaders and as result, our policies, people and country are impacted. This is why it is so important to actively promote women’s political participation.

The Women in Leadership Development Workshop is part of the leadership programme to train potential women leaders. The workshop modules cover substantive and practical skills with interactive networking with current state leaders included into selected sessions. The first half of year 2019 saw 418 women participants from the community attended the workshops. In between 2015 to 2016, 87 women participants were trained in which 6 have  been elected as Local Councillors (Ahli Majlis) for MBPP and MPSP.

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