Importance of women and young voices in politics

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During Parlimen Digital, Klang youth representative Melinda Anne Sharlini passionately spoke about the economy through the lens of gender. BFM talks to Melinda about her experience as one of the participants of Parlimen Digital, her passion for women’s rights activism, and the importance of having more women and young people in politics.

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
17 Jul 2020 10.18am

Female graduates number 50.2% compared to males who comprise 49.8%. [Malaysia’s Chief Statistician].
Yet Females still are grossly understated in various sectors especially in
POLITICS – CORPORATE – CIVIL & OTHER SERVICES and PROFESSIONS..
Women continue to appeal or request or more appropriately BEG male dominated authorities to give them their dues. 30% Women Representations on Boards of Bursa listed companies was announced years ago but till to-date even this has yet to be achieved. Even in current Parliament sitting a
Woman YB raised the question of lack of women representation in a committee.
MY VIEW –
WOMEN VOTERS NUMBER IN EXCESS OF 50% OF VOTERS AND CAN IF UNITED HAVE ENOUGH YB NUMBERS AND TAKE OVER
Bless all.