Minister Rohani Karim on Gender Equality: Hit Targets, Not Chase Quotas

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Minister Rohani Karim on Gender Equality: Hit Targets, Not Chase Quotas

Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim tells AWANI Review’s Luqman Hariz the subtle difference between the pursuit of targets as opposed to the setting of quotas in the effort to empower women in key management and administration positions.

Let’s face it. Women empowerment has never really gotten the biggest spotlight in Malaysia before, unlike issues like affordable housing, unemployment and the rising cost of living. That is why when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that 2018 will be Women Empowerment Year in Malaysia, it was a big deal. For most people, the announcement was most welcome, if not overdue. Fast forward five months, Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim says her Ministry, which obviously champions...

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