Youth group to hold women-only mock parliament to promote female participation in politics

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Youth group to hold women-only mock parliament to promote female participation in politics

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The Star

PETALING JAYA: A Young Women’s Parliament will be held next month, with 222 young delegates debating policies on women’s issues, gender equality, social issues and more in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and policymaking.

Organised by Malaysia Young Generation (MyGen), the programme, which will run virtually on Aug 14 and Aug 15, involves young women aged 15 to 30 from a variety of backgrounds including students, Orang Asli representatives, those with disabilities and activists.

Programme director Dr Shatesh Kumar Sangar said besides giving delegates exposure to policymaking, it also serves as a platform for young women to broaden their potential to take on future leadership roles.

"The Speaker for the Young Women's Parliament sitting will be from amongst MPs and former MPs.

"The secretariat had also received a request from a person with hearing disabilities who is interested to become one of the delegates.

"The sitting will use the services of a sign language interpreter," he said in a statement.

Click here to read the full article published by The Star on 31 July 2021.

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