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§ Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MoWFCD)
The MoWFCD seeks to achieve gender equality, family development and a caring society, and is responsible for reporting on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), as well as developing the National Plan of Action for Children. UNICEF is working with the Ministry to implement the recommendations of the CRC by assessing the well-being of children and strengthening the protective environment for them.

§ Social Welfare Department, MoWFCD
The Social Welfare Department is responsible for the National Social Welfare Policy, and provides care and rehabilitation to vulnerable communities including children, families, the disabled, victims of natural disasters and the aged. UNICEF is supporting the Department to improve the care and protection of children in NGO homes and shelters.

§ Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC)
The A-G’s Chambers provides legal advice and views to the Malaysian Government in accordance with international law and principles taking into account the policy of the Government , public policy, interest and domestic laws. The AGC also has the function of drafting all legislation for the Federal Government, as well as undertaking law reform in identified areas. UNICEF works with the AGC to uphold the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, including through targeted and strategic advocacy and dialogues with a range of actors.

§ Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)
JAKIM is a Government institution set up to assist in the creation of a progressive “ummah” based on Islamic principles that are in line with the Malaysian vision. UNICEF has engaged JAKIM in regional-level discussions through participation in the first East Asia and Pacific Inter-Faith Consultation on Children and HIV in 2008, and continues to work with JAKIM to strengthen the response of the religious community to support children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

§ Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
The MCMC plays the key role of regulating the communications and multimedia industry in Malaysia, as well as overseeing the new regulatory framework for the converging industries of telecommunications, broadcasting and on-line activities.  To commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2009, UNICEF collaborated with MCMC on a campaign to raise awareness about child protection in cyberspace through the print media.

 

 
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