The International Day of Older Persons on the 1st October presents an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. SISWP President Anusha was invited to participate in a Longevity Economy Forum officiated by Malaysia's Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, who is a cardiologist by profession.

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SISWP President Anusha Santhirasthipam recently attended and presented at World Bank event, officiated by Dato Seri Dr Wan Azizah Dr Wan Ismail, the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. Anusha was invited to provide inputs on what more we need to do to close the gender gaps, tackle all forms of discrimination and workplace disparities to attract, support and retain women in employment, entrepreneurship and in key decision-making positions in all sectors. As Soroptimists we must play our role to monitor and feedback the Gender Equality Action Plans in every member country.

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