• It is important to look into wider scope of literacy to empower women such as literacy in health, parenting skill, human rights, law, politics, entrepreneurial skill and etc.
• There is a serious need to revisit and strengthen our policies and programmes to support women empowerment.
• Men should attend and invited to seminar on gender, as it is important to get their views as well as to educate them on gender issues.
• Government investment in quality, affordable and safe child care centres has to be a priority as to encourage and enable more women to join work force and to earn a living for their families as well as to help cultivate a future workforce, secure long-term economic competitiveness and develop nation’s future leaders.
• It is important to have Gender Equality Act in Malaysia to tilt the balance as well as to empower women and to implement Malaysia’s obligation under CEDAW.
Syariah Law Literacy
• Awareness among Muslim women on their rights in Syariah Law is still low. Prolonged courts cases are also due to the women do not adhere to the procedure of the court. Therefore an effective awareness program is needed to disseminate the information to Muslim communities.
• Education, knowledge and access to health information are crucial. Therefore, regular health talk is a must to ensure adequate dissemination of health information.
• Reactivate KOSPEN Programme (Komuniti Sihat Pembina Negara) with improved programme.
• Dissemination of information by improving health reporting in media especially in television and local radio station.
Culture and Gender
• Cultural studies on gender specific groups could be conducted on the other linguistic groupings, for example weavers, material arts and culture (gong makers, musical instruments) and rituals’ interlocutors amongst the Dusunic, Murutic, Paitanic and Brunei Malays.
• To observe the outcome of cultural studies on gender roles and gender types on Sabah’s cultural practices through the sociological perspectives on gender interrogation using structural function theory, symbolic interactive theory and /or social conflict theory.
• Entrepreneurial literacy amongst rural women is a necessity to ensure women can capitalize the range of opportunities available in the rural landscape. The Entrepreneurial literacy includes financial, technical, innovative development, business operation and experience, network know-how, company knowledge, market and environment needs, institutional literacy, pricing strategy and certification awareness.<?p>
• Harnessing the local’s knowledge and skill in term of their local produce and local cultural artefacts can be a viable rural enterprise.
Literacy and Ethnic Minority
• To conduct studies to identify the relationship between literacy and ethnic minorities in Sabah by taking into account the varying variables that influenced and determine their social presence and status in this progressive society.
• To categorised and identify minority groups officially.
Legal Literacy and Labour Rights
• Women confronted with sexual harassment should lodge a report to Sabah Labour Department Employer should investigate thoroughly without any prejudice.
• To provide an awareness programme on the rights of workers especially women conducted by Labour Department.