KUALA LUMPUR: The Wanita Bangkit initiative implemented by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) through the 100-day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia – AKM (Malay Family Aspirations) program produced a total of 2,194 women entrepreneurs. , as well as secure jobs for 557 other people.
The ministry’s secretary general, Dr Maziah Che Yusoff, said women have been offered jobs and business opportunities by several agencies and private companies that have worked with the ministry to help realize the initiative.
They include the Women’s Development Department (JPW), the National Population and Family Development Council (LPPKN), MyKasih Kapital of the National Welfare Foundation, TalentCorp Malaysia and the Social Security Organization (Socso) of the Ministry of Human Resources and Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM).
Jobs have also been offered by Richworks International Sdn Bhd, HEYHO Sdn Bhd, DSAB Holdings Sdn Bhd, UniKL Sdn Bhd, Leong Hup International Berhad and Shukor Dagang Sdn Bhd.
“MyKasih Kapital, for example, provides the capital to encourage women to do business, especially those who have been involved in e-commerce or dropshipping and other businesses.
“LPPKN helps women in low-income households generate income through the MamaCare program by providing them with systematic and professional training in holistic maternal care services after childbirth,” she said in a statement on the. AKM 100 days from KPWKM today.
Maziah said the Wanita Bangkit initiative was one of five AKM programs implemented by the ministry to support the Malaysian family model with the concepts of inclusiveness, middle ground and contentment.
Other initiatives have included providing assistance to tackle violence against women through the Waja Squad program, providing social support to the community through the establishment of a local social support center (PSSS ), create a free Family Care @ LPPKN helpline for families affected by Covid -19 as well as the registration of disabled people (OKU) with the OKU digital card via the MyDAFTAR OKU program.
Maziah said under the MyDAFTAR OKU program, a total of 2,350 OKU digital card registrations had been approved, exceeding the target of 2,000, while another 2,582 requests would be processed from November 16 to December 9 of this year. year.
Meanwhile, for the Waja Squad program, she said, a total of 164,264 people received advocacy on violence against women; 91,601 people exposed to Waja Squad advocacy; 22,186 (defense of the Destress Clinic) and 11,161 (defense of the Law Clinic).
Through the Family Care @LPPKN toll-free helpline program, a total of 1,327 domestic cases have been resolved and 396 cases are expected to be resolved by December 9.
“This line was created as a direct link for those who have domestic issues with KPWKM. The LPPKN counselors who deal with them are trained counselors and are registered with the Malaysian Board of Counselors.
“They handle cases in accordance with the stipulated counseling ethics and all information shared by clients is confidential,” he added.
In line with the commitment to provide the public with social problems with access to immediate assistance, KPWKM also established a PSSS in Bangunan Ehsan, Jalan Hang Lekiu, here and four PSSS mobile units.