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National Council of Women’s Organisations Malaysia ACHIEVEMENTS which include raising the status of women as a result of the organisations’s advocacy through legal provision, and Empowerment through capacity building activities:

 2009   – Conducted a Master Trainers Workshop on Combating Trafficking in Persons.
2008   – Worked out an Awareness Raising Campaign on Combating Trafficking in Persons.
2006   – Working with Microsoft UP Program to narrow the existing digital divide between men and women.
  – MENCARE – a Male Support of Breast Cancer Screening for Women Project being carried out in collaboration with Pfizer Malaysia
2005   – Launched the MediaGender Sensitication Project
  – Coalition of Citizen Against Crime was set up
  – Worked in collaboration with Institut Integriti Malaysia a national campaign on Intergrity
2003   – NCWO initiated the preparation at the NGO Shadow Report to CEDAW
2002   – Started the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Family and Community Development.
2000   – Legal Literacy – A woman and the Law, questions and answers book was published and distributed to women.
  – A mentorship Leadership Training Programme Manuel was published and training carried out in Malaysia and at the (ACWO) ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations Conference
  – continued Political Leadership Training for young women of 18-38 years of age.
  – Strategic Planning Workshop held to review NCWO Vision and Mission for women.
1999   – Guardianship of Infants Act 1961.  This Act applied to States of West Malaysia only and was amended in 1999 to give equal rights of guardianship to mothers.
 1998   – The Distribution Act was amended.
 1996   – The Domestic Violence Act came into effect.
  – A National Orientation Programme on CEDAW was held for women leaders in collaboration with IRAW Asia Pacific.
  – A number of significant documents were translatedinto Bahasa Malaysia, for example the Jakarta Declaration, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
  – The Women’s Affairs Division was upgraded to a Department and now it is a Ministry.
 1995   – NCWO delegation attended the NGO forum in Beijing. NCWO Representative was also part of Government Delegation.
 1994   – An intergrated One Stop Crisis Centre(OSCC) was established for rape victims and battered women in Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
  – TheDomestic Violence act was passed.
 1992   – NCWO participated in the activities of the Pre-Beijing Asia-Pasific NGO working Group and coordinated national activities.
 1991   – Each NCWO Commision drew up an action plan. these sectorial plans were incorprated into the NCWO NGO Plan Action for the implementation of The National Policy on Women.
 1990   – Urged the Ministry of Health to setup a Women’s Hospital. Currently a Women and Children’s Hospital is being setup.
  – NCWO Commisions were setup based onthe sectors contained in The National policy on Women.
 1989   – The Malaysian Cabinet accepted the National Policy on women in December.
  – The Rape Molestation Laws were amended.
  – A memorandum was submitted expressing NCWO’s concern on privitization of medical services and calling for a National Health Policy.
 1988   – All school buses must have a uniform colour to facilitate recognition by other motorists.
 1987   – A series of consultations were held and a Memorandum on the National Policy on women was submitted at NACIWID and the Minister in charge of Women’s Affairs.
 1985   – Obtained unrecored leave for the NCWO affiliate members to attend all educational activities, conferences etc. both at national and nternatioanl level.
 1981   – A Royal Commission was set up to study the Marrige and Divorce act 1976 for non-muslims. The Act came into force in1981.
 1978-1979 International Year of the Child. NCWO drew up and presented to Government a Choldren’s Charter.
  – As a follow-up of the above in 1990 The Children’s Protection Act replaced The Children and Young Person’s Act 1957. the Act guaranteed greater protection of the child.
 1975   – Separate taxation for married women was achieved.
 1969   – Government implemented equal pay for work of equal value
  – NCWO President Tun Fatimah Hashim was appointed as 1st Women Minister
  – Datuk Paduka Aishah Ghani selected as member of the UN Commission on the status of Women
 1968   – Parliament passed the Married Women and Children (Enforcement Maintainance) act 1968
  – The Pensions AmendmentAct 1968 was gazetted giving women permanency in employment and pensionable status