07 Mar '12, 10am

The progress of women is the progress of Malaysia - my blog in conjunction of Int’l Women’s Day today.

The progress of women is the progress of Malaysia - my blog in conjunction of Int’l Women’s Day today.

The United Nations recognises the 8th of March as International Women’s Day. If we look at the progress we have made in Malaysia, there is no denying that a large part of it has been achieved thanks to the women of this country. Since independence the government has recognised the role of women which is why programmes for women have always been part of our socio-economic development plans. Take for instance education where we have seen remarkable growth for women. Did you know that in 1959 only one out of every 10 local undergraduates were women? Today, more than six out of ten first-class degree holders are women. In fact, we are now faced with the challenge of increasing enrolment and retention rates of boys instead. In our journey to become a high-income fully developed nation, we have also successfully closed the gender gap in economic development. As shown in the info...

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