The Penita Initiative

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Venue:  Vistana Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang

Date:  21 August 2005

Participants:  102 women representitives from 46 different institution including government departments, private sectors, education institution, women’s groups, NGOs and individuals.


Officiated by:  Y.B. Dato' Maznah Mazlan Exco Women and Family Development,Arts, Culture and Tourism Pahang


Keynote paper presented by:  Mrs Sunitha Bisan Gunasegaran Coordinator Inisiatif Penita and Editor Majalah Penita


  1. Puan Shahaniza Samsudin Head of Information, Puteri UMNO Malaysia

  2. Puan Mala P. Doraisamy Lawyer and Head Puteri MIC, Pahang

  3. Y.Bhg Datin Faridah Begum Writer, journalist for environment and sustainable development, The Star


In partnership with:

Ministry of Women,Family and Community Development

Sustainable Development Network Malaysia (SUSDEN Malaysia)





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Because I'm a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."

Clare Boothe Luce


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