Malaysian women celebrate Purple Walk
The Star/Asia News NetworkPUTRAJAYA, Malaysia --Thousands of Malaysian women took to the streets Sunday for the 1Million Women Purple Walk in conjunction with International Women's Day.
March 18, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
Prime Minister Najib Razak launched the event at Putrajaya while mentris besar and chief ministers did the same at state-level.
The walk is said to be the first of its kind to be held in Malaysia. Purple is the theme color for International Women's Day.
The main purpose of the walk is to show solidarity towards the Government's commitment in empowering women in Malaysia and to celebrate the successes of Malaysian women in various sectors.
In Putrajaya, Najib said Malaysia would not have achieved its goals had women not been part of the mainstream development and transformation.
He said women have already proven their mettle in many fields, such as in education where they account for 62 percent of undergraduates nationwide.