What’s the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of women empowerment? Some might think that it’s underrated or overhyped but in reality, it’s a key to economic growth, political stability and social transformation. In the past, women couldn’t even get a proper education and have a career. Even now in some societies women are still being degraded. To discuss this issue, we proudly announce that MASAF is organising a Women Empowerment Forum, an event that’s never been held before.

The details of this event is as below:

Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019

Time: 1.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Venue: Cowork In Grenoble, France (click here)

Dress code: Smart Casual

The forum discussions will be on the following themes:

  1. Women in education
  2. The future of work for women
  3. Supporting women’s rights as a student 

Panel 1: Women in education

Discussion: Why women remain underrepresented in STEM fields, the obstacles to girls getting education and recommendations to give women equal access to education.

Panel 2: The future of work for women

Discussion: The evolution of women in the workforce, how the role of women has changed in the workplace over the decades, issues women face at work and what the future holds for women and work.

Panel 3: Supporting women’s rights as a student

Discussion: Ways to support women’s rights, how to empower female students in school and importance of gender equality in schools.

Q&A sessions
After each panel, participants are invited to ask questions related to the topic and speakers will give their opinions while answering the questions.

We will organize an exhibition throughout the forum to present women who have contributed in different sectors and women who have fought for women’s rights and gender equality in Malaysia and across the world.  

Sharing session
We will organize a sharing session where a question or an image will be projected onto the screen. A microphone will be placed at the center enabling the participants to share their opinions and thoughts on the question or image. The speakers may also share their personal experiences and opinions.


13:00 – 13:15

Opening ceremony

13:15 – 14:00

Panel 1: Women in education

14:00 – 14:15


14:15 – 15:00

Panel 2: The future of work for women

15:00 – 15:30

Sharing session

15:30 – 16:15

Panel 3: Supporting women’s rights as a student

16:15 – 16:45

Q&A session

16:45 – 17:00

Closing ceremony