The establishment of the Council of Malaysian Women Political Leaders (Comwel) is a pragmatic step in enriching the socio-economy of women.
In so saying, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives deputy minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsuddin added that she fully supports the council’s aspiration to achieve the target set by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, including priorities for women through proposed laws.
She further suggested that every development and policy to be implemented by the government must take into account women’s needs and issues.
At the ministry of entrepreneur development and cooperatives’ (MEDAC) level, she said a Women Entrepreneurship Steering Committee chaired by herself has been formed to empower the target group and create a more integrated synergy with various parties including ministries, government agencies, cooperatives and non-governmental organisations.
“I am confident that the task at hand can be accomplished, while the support from all quarters is an affirmation of the role of women in the development of the country.
“This endeavour is a holistic agenda and needs to be systematically championed,” she said in a statement here today.
Comwel was launched by Minister of Housing and Local Government, Zuraida Kamaruddin, in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2021.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency