Situation Analysis of Women & Children in Malaysia

Kirsten Anderson, Ruth Barnes and Dr. Jastine Barrett

September 2020

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In 2018, Coram International was commissioned by UNICEF Malaysia to undertake a situation analysis of children, women and adolescents. The team, together with a national research institution and national experts, carried out analysis of existing administrative and survey datasets and other research to carry out an assessment of progress and remaining challenges in the achievement of international and national development targets in children’s rights in poverty and social protection; child protection; health; nutrition; WASH; and education.

The final report for this work has been published by UNICEF Malaysia. The Situation Analysis presents a broad assessment and analysis of the situation of children and women in Malaysia, and the realisation of their rights, identifying gaps and priority areas in which action should be taken to accelerate progress. The immediate purpose of this report is to inform the strategic planning discussions for the development of the UNICEF– Government of Malaysia Country Programme 2021-2025 and other planning processes.