Athena Communications & Research is proud to present our booklet, SRH (sexual and reproductive health) Investment for Human Capital in Malaysia, at the Malaysia Women and Girls Forum 2022! This is an abridged version of the original research “Enhancing Human Capital Through Sexual & Reproductive Health Investments and Family Support Policies in Malaysia, ” formally launched earlier today.

Our team has succinctly condensed over 120 pages of a research report into 30 pages for your convenience and ease of reading, with optimized font size for the visually impaired, and with easy-to-understand infographics on key statistics and data.

Download the abridged report here.

Essentially, the research finds that there is evidence for human capital improvements in Malaysia when there are investments in the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women and girls. The conceptual framework of SRH/reproductive rights (RR) investments can boost human capital in five ways:

  • Increased female labour force participation
  • Increased female educational attainment
  • Increased job experience and productivity
  • Improvements in the health of women and their children, and
  • Greater accumulation of savings

Women’s greater economic productivity and increased labour participation as a whole will accelerate Malaysia’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP), which is designed to propel Malaysia towards high-income status by the year 2025. The full scientific report can be downloaded here.

Athena is a full-service communications consultancy and service provider that helps organizations with on-point comms and messaging in line with your goals. And yes, we can provide end-to-end production of reports from scratch, including graphics work like this. Upholding human rights is at the heart of why we do what we do, and with our combined experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors, we help clients craft more effective messaging that also takes into account factors like gender and diversity-sensitive wording.