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Azalina selected as an ambassador of Women Win

SPORTS Minister, Dato’ Seri Azalina Othman Said (pic), for her tireless efforts for Malaysian women in sport, has been rewarded by being the first Asian woman to be selected as an ambassador of the Women Win organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The non-governmental organization (NGO) is the first ever to advocate for sports as an effective strategy towards the empowerment of women and girls internationally.

Azalina’s appointment comes just six months after she was honoured by Women Sports International (WSI) in Washington, United States, with a complimentary membership.

As the ambassador of Women Win, Azalina’s efforts will go a long way towards helping Malaysia’s sports women gain international exposure and share more global resources.

Her appointment comes after Malaysia’s hosting of the International Working Group on Women in Sports (IWG) meeting last month at which the IWG recommended her to the NGO after seeing Azalina’s contribution and on-going work in the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation Malaysia (WSFFM) which she founded in 1995.

“The Minister was informed earlier of the news which we received through an e-mail from the organisation and she was very happy and honoured with the recognition as she is the first Asian woman to be given such an honour by the international body”, said WSFFM executive director, S. Shamala.


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