KUCHING: The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) conference here will soon form a network of cooperation among women from within and outside the country.
ACWW, founded in 1933, is the largest international organisation for women with its headquarters in London and has about 469 association members and affiliates, representing over nine million women in over 80 countries around the world.
SFWI has hosted the ACWW Area Conference for Southeast Asia and the Far East four times, and this 13th edition is themed “Diversifying Our Strengths”.
Sarawak Federation of Women’s Associations (PPWS) chairman Datuk Norhyati Mohd Ismail said the conference would also bring together women from various countries in the world to enable them to share and gain new knowledge.
“In this conference, we also have about 200 women delegates from associations registered with ACWW and non-members.
“We also have representatives from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia, involving the states of Pahang, Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Sarawak,” she said today.
Apart from encouraging women’s collaboration, the three-day conference from July 4-6 will also open up opportunities for women to learn new things and share knowledge.
“Through this conference, Sarawak and Malaysia have gained recognition when the region produced its own world leader in fighting for the struggle of rural women such as Datuk Ursula Goh, president of ACWW World 2004-2007 and 2007-2010,” she added.