Women in Malaysia
Modern-day Malaysian women.
|Gender Inequality Index|
|Rank||42nd out of 148|
|Maternal mortality (per 100,000)||29 (2010)|
|Women in parliament||13.2% (2012)|
|Females over 25 with secondary education||66.0% (2010)|
|Women in labour force||43.8% (2011)|
|Global Gender Gap Index|
|Rank||102nd out of 136|
|Women in society|
Women in Malaysia receives support from the Malaysian government concerning their rights to advance, to make decisions, to health, education and social welfare, and to the removal of legal obstacles and n. The Malaysian government has ensured these factors through the establishment of Ministry of National Unity and Social Development in 1997 (formerly known in 1993 as Women's Affairs Secretariat or HAWA). This was followed by the formation of the Women's Affairs Ministry in 2001 to recognize the roles and contributions of Malaysian women.
47% of Malaysian women are in the workforce.
- "Human Development Report". United Nations Development Programme. 2013. p. 156.
- "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013". World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13.
- Ahmad, Aminah. Women in Malaysia, Country Briefing Paper, December 1998, 81 pages
- Azizah, Wan. Women in Politics: Reflections from Malaysia, Case Study, 2002, 5 pages
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