Title: Women, gender equality and sport
“Promoting participation in sport in Malaysia The Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation in Malaysia is an NGO established in 1995 to pursue the empowerment of women …
The Foundation has established, together with the Ministry of Sport, the biannual National Women’s Games (2005 and 2007).
Participants in the 2nd National Women’s Games competed in 12 sports. A total of 5,000 athletes and officials attended.
Through the well-managed programme of the Foundation, women of all ages and from all walks of life have the possibility to participate in a wide range of activities, ranging from sport for all activities to high-performance sports.
In addition, the Foundation organizes women’s coaching training throughout the country, and many women have obtained paid positions as coaches.”
Division for the Advancement of Women
Department of Economic and Social Affairs