Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah attended the Royal Gala Dinner in conjunction with the 30th edition of the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) Triennial World Conference 2023 at Istana Negara tonight.

Her Majesty, who is also Pahang Women’s Institute (WI) president, arrived at 8.40 pm, accompanied by Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim and Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud.

Also present were Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Sultanah of Kelantan Nur Diana Petra Abdullah and Melaka Governor’s wife Toh Puan Asmah Abd Rahman.

A total of 500 guests were present, comprising ACWW members from around the world who participate in the conference held from May 17 to 25.

The dinner was also graced with cultural performances to introduce foreign delegates to the uniqueness and diversity of arts, culture and ethnicities in Malaysia.

ACWW was founded in 1929 to bring together rural women and their organisations across the globe. It seeks to address the challenges they faced due to their communities’ isolation, discrimination against women and their lack of standing in political processes.

ACWW’s membership spans 82 countries, and since 1947, the association has passed over 180 policy resolutions by popular vote.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency