Greetings and welcome to the website for the World Women Organization (WWO). I am incredibly honored to have been named the Director-General for the WWO. I have dedicated my life to the overall development of women around the world. As the Director-General of the WWO I believe that the overall development of women is dependent on fundamental rights, health, education, and economic independence in a supportive and sustainable environment. At the WWO, we believe that all women, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities should have the tools and resources to achieve full development in all of these areas.
We believe that future of women is future of human, and have made it our work to carry out the Universal Declaration of Rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Lady Angela R.(I.) M. draws her inspiration from the former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, whom she met during an official visit to Malaysia in 2008. She had been a great admirer of Secretary-General Kofi Annan from an early stage since he made an indelible impression on her when he applauded WWO’s work and gave his advice and blessing for Women’s advancement in 1997. Lady Angela R.(I.) M. considers herself a disciple of the U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who inspired her mission to promote women’s economic independence and children’s health.
Lady Angela R.(I.) M. annouced that Malaysia is the official host country for the WWO. In 2001, Malaysia formed the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM), determining the work to achieve the goals of gender equality, family development and a caring society in line the United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Beijing Declaration. The Malaysian government understands women need to be equal partners and drivers of growth and prosperity for all citizens. Its most recent budget made upholding the role of women a core strategy, and aims to boost women labor participation rate from 54 percent as of last year to 59 percent by the end of 2020.
There is still so much that needs to be done around the world for the overall development of women. However, Lady Angela R.(I.) M. believe that the work we do will take us to a better future, where women are not just valued as humans but as an integral part of a developed, healthy and sustainable society.
Lady Angela R.(I.) M. is the Special Officer for International Relations at the Deputy Speaker of the Malaysian Parliament’s Office. Prime among her duties is her role as the Director-General of the World Women Organization, an inter-governmental Organization currently headquartered in Malaysia. She is the first Asian woman to hold this role. She also serves as the Director of the Malaysian Foreign Friendship Alliance. These programs are initiatives of the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malaysia.