PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 (Bernama) -- Five clusters which are in tandem with the National Women's Policy will be the focus of the government's efforts to empower women in 2018, said Women, Family and Community Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Suriani Ahmad.
The clusters comprised Women and Health (Lifestyle, Beauty and Sports); Women and Safety; Women and Economy; Women and Education (Training and Capacity Building) and Women and Culture (Arts and Media), she said.
Suriani said the ministry, through the 2018 Women Empowerment Year, was committed in ensuring women in the country were given equal opportunities in all areas and would not be left out.
"The ministry has put a clear target in the Women Empowerment Year 2018 to ensure women are provided the opportunities to pursue education, promotion and employment," she said when chairing the meeting to coordinate programmes in conjunction with the 2018 Women Empowerment Year here today.
In a statement distributed to the media at today's meeting, she said the ministry had compiled 345 proposed programmes and recorded by the Women's Development Department in efforts to empower women at the global stage.....