Joint Effort to Empower Women, Family and the Community


University of Reading Malaysia establishes partnership with Department for Women’s Development

The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department for Women’s Development, a department under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MWFCD). The MoU signing was held at Pinewood Studios, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, concurrently with the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development’s Dialogue Session.

The MoU was signed by UoRM’s Provost and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Tony Downes and the Director General of Department for Women’s Development, YBhg. Datuk Yatimah Sarjiman. The signing event was witnessed by YB Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.

The objective of the MoU is to encourage and promote co-operation and collaboration between UoRM and the Department in areas such as professional development, education, economy, health and well-being, and safety & law.

MWFCD had launched Tahun Memperkasa Wanita 2018 (TMW18) throughout this year; a national initiative, to empower and drive women into the 4th industrial revolution with focused preparation, and in line with this, UoRM will collaborate with the Department particularly in the five areas of the TMW18 (health, safety, economy, culture and education).

“Some of our planning with the Department is to organise workshops and talks delivered by our Henley Business School Malaysia on business and entrepreneurship. Apart from that, our School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences will contribute in giving seminars on psychology and wellbeing of women in the workforce and more,” said Professor Tony Downes.

The Director of Department for Women’s Development Johor, Mohamad Ali Taib said, “We are delighted on the collaboration and I’m confident that UoRM will bring positive outcome from the MoU and contribute in the efforts to empower women, family and the community.”