GPS urged to enhance women’s economic participation and political inclusion

Yap handing over a flower to one of the vendors at the Kota Sentosa market together with other SUPP members.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, March 9: SUPP Public Complaints Bureau hopes that GPS will improve women’s economic participation and political inclusion.

“This will definitely go a long way towards helping Malaysia achieve the objectives of Malaysia’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 which aims to develop a fair and equitable distribution of economic development at all levels by 2030 and in ensuring that no section of society is left behind in achieving sustainable development,” Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau chief Wilfred Yap opined in a press statement.

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day which falls on the 8th of March every year, SUPP PCB and Kota Sentosa Branch hope that the Sarawak GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) government is fully aware that the rights for women should not only be limited to giving funding to women’s associations and opportunities to any individual women,” he added.

According to Yap, changing laws and enforcing proactive policies will facilitate meeting specific targets under the United Nations Millenium Development Goals not only to reduce poverty but also increase gender equality in education, work, and representation.

Meanwhile, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, SUPP Public Complaints Bureau were in Kota Sentosa to give away flowers and promote public awareness that women’s rights are fundamental human rights enshrined by the United Nations.

The bureau will be always ready to lend a hand to anyone facing problems with government departments or corporations. Members of the public may contact it at 0167797688 / 082246999 or visit the SUPP head office here to request for assistance. — DayakDaily