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Empowering girls with information
KUALA LUMPUR, March 2007 - Fate had decided that Celina Khor would join a vocation that would straddle the passions close to her heart. As co-host of the TV series 3R, she continues to bring difficult issues to the public’s attention.

Giving hope to HIV-positive women
KOTA BAHRU, March 2007 - Staff nurse Zaimah Hussin's patients know they can reach her on the telephone at all hours, and even on public holidays. The counselling nurse at a government hospital, helps her patients come to terms with their HIV infection.

Secrets of a successful mum
KUALA LUMPUR, March 2007 – Behind every successful man, is a successful woman. The same goes for children. Kam Su Sze, 7, with the support of her mother, Kim Tho, has achieved what some grown-ups have not managed to in a lifetime.

A woman’s touch in a boys’ school
KUALA LUMPUR, March 2007 – Education in Victoria Institution is towards moulding every student to become a 'scholar, sportsman, and a gentleman'. Counseling teacher, Mrs Nirmala Arunasalam, 56, is helping to achieve just that.

Realising women’s rights in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, March 2007 - In the spacious office of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hassan Shahabuddin is an inspiring message penned in 1995 from the first Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Micro-enterprises empower tsunami affected Malaysian women
LANGKAWI, 23 December 2006 – For the men who cast their nets off the tsunami-affected coast of Langkawi, life is finally returning to normal.

The good samaritan
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 December 2006 - The Peak Malaysia celebrates 60 years of UNICEF with a personality profile on Gaye Phillips, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia and UNICEF’s Special Representative to the Republic of Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.

Village Health Promoters bringing care to rural communities in Malaysia
SARAWAK, 26 May 2006 – Rudy anak Dugu, 9, experiences life as most boys his age do: He goes to school, enjoys sports and does his chores. But unlike most other young boys in Malaysia, if Rudy gets sick, he may have to travel an hour or more for help.

Malaysian women’s futsal tournament promotes healthy living
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 May 2006 – For hundreds of girls and women from all over Malaysia, the ‘3R’-UNICEF All Women’s Futsal Playoffs were a chance to build self-esteem and, of course, compete in the largest women’s-only futsal tournament in Malaysia.

Futsal tournament promotes women’s empowerment and HIV/AIDS awareness
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March, 2006 – To mark International Women’s Day, UNICEF and 3R, Malaysia’s innovative TV program, are joining forces to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and women’s empowerment through sport.

Working together to overcome HIV/AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 February 2006 – “Everyday I wake up and I look around me. I am on my soft bed surrounded by four beautifully painted peach walls, with a roof over my head."

Empowering women affected by the tsunami
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 20 December 2005 – “It’s not easy being a single mother, supporting three children on my own. When the tsunami washed everything away – my sewing machines, my savings and my home – I felt like I didn’t have the will to go on”.

Editors luncheon – Billion dollar business of child trafficking
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 November 2005 - Every day around the world, thousands of children are lured and trapped in the abusive web of trafficking. Young girls and boys from South East Asian countries are not exempt from this modern day slavery.

Women in AIDS – Women in solidarity to celebrate their fight against HIV/AIDS
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2005 - A quiet revolution has developed over the last 17 years in Malaysia, as women have mobilised themselves in leading the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Four-year-old Su-Sze raises $8,800 for children in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 August 2005 – Four-year-old Kam Su-Sze from Malaysia has done her parents and her country proud by raising more than RM 33,000 (about $8,800) for UNICEF, through the sale of postcards showcasing her art.

Breastfeeding and complementary feeding can save close to 2 million lives yearly
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 July 2005 – As part of World Breastfeeding Week which begins on 1 August, UNICEF reminds women and families of the vital importance of complementary feeding.

Popular TV hosts from 3R appointed National Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 July 2005 – The three dynamic hosts of the popular television program 3R (Respect, Relax, Respond) were recently chosen by UNICEF to become Malaysia’s first ever National Goodwill Ambassadors.

Community conversations help healing and recovery
LANGKAWI, 21 June 2005 – Lembut Hassan, Aminah Murad, Azizah Hashim and Embon Saad are facing a difficult and painful recovery process, forced on them by last December’s tsunami. But they are not alone in coping.

Early investments in education pay off for Malaysian girls today
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 April 2005 – Girls in Malaysia today have equal opportunities and choices with boys to succeed in life thanks to the Government’s foresight in prioritising and investing in an “Education for All” program as early as in the 1950s.





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