Monthly Archive: December 2015

The Impacts of Climate Change on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

The profound impact of climatic change is already upon us. Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in December 2015 is at record-breaking 401.85 parts per million (ppm) in atmospheric concentration1. The people and the planet stand to bear witness to more…
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Majalah Penita

Isu No.1: Wawasan 2020 Isu No.2: Isu No.3: Isu No.4: Isu No.5: Isu No.6: Wanita Dalam Politik Isu No.7: Asas Masyarakat Bahagia Isu No.8: Krisis Dunia Kini Isu No.9: Masyarakat Penentu Hala Tuju Isu No.10: Media Membentuk Aspirasi Isu No.11:…
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Penita Initiative is a social enterprise that promotes values of women empowerment, gender partnership and sustainable development towards a strong Malaysia. It is run by a small team of researchers. We innovate, develop and implement civic-engagement projects in an aim…
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Advisory Board 2003-2007

The late Mr. Bishan Singh Bahadur AMN, PJK Recipient of the first Consumer Advocate Award (Tokoh Pengguna) in 1991 and the Langkawi Award 2006, and founder of the Management Institute for Social Change (MINSOC). Dr. Jariah bt Haji Masud Senior…
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How We Work

Penita was founded in the spirit of service to women – individuals, groups and leaders – who share a mutual commitment in working together, building and sharing knowledge. Penita’s role is that of a supporter and facilitator. Always thinking of…
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Founding Partners Sustainable Development Network (SUSDEN) Established since 1994, SUSDEN’s education and awareness projects have been effective in spreading the urgency for a sustainable world. In 2003, it launched the Penita to bring forth the importance of gender equity in…
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Sunitha Bisan Gunasegaran CEO and Director of Consultancy Sunitha is the founder of Penita Initiative and editor of Majalah Penita, Malaysia’s first magazine on gender and development. She is passionate about innovations and community based solutions that embrace gender equality,…
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Our Services

Policy analysis Evidence-based research Project evaluation Gender analysis Gender budgeting Gender responsive implementation Training on women’s leadership Capacity building for community/grassroots leaders Development of knowledge products Technical advisory on social and environmental safeguards for climate change projects

Past Projects

During inception, Penita developed the following projects: Community consultations Majalah Penita Women’s leadership workshops Community Consultations To harness the community’s collective wisdom, Penita invited 50 women and community leaders to identify and address current and emerging issues. A total of…
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