Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Beginda Raja
Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Almahrum Pengiran Pemancha
Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammad Alam
Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam binti
Haji Abdul Aziz
About us : Some Background Information
Its formation Aims and Objectives CWBD Headquarters Executive Board Sources of Support Committees of CWBD Hari Majlis Wanita (Women’s Council Day) Anugerah Ibu Teladan (Mother of the Year Award) Affiliates Affiliations with Regional/International Bodies
Resource and Referral Centre Publications
The formation of the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam (CWBD) was
initiated by Persatuan Pertiwi and Pertubuhan Perempuan Brunei (WI) on the
7 November 1984. It was officially registered on 6 April 1985 and was
launched by Her Majesty Paduka Seri B aginda Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak
Hajah Saleha on 6 July 1986, which was followed by its 1st
Annual General Meeting.
Today the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam takes a leading role
and acts as a national body in representing the views of all women
in Brunei Darussalam. Its main aim is to enhance the status of women
in all fields especially in educa tion, economy, welfare, culture and
the aspirations of the Malay Islamic Monarchy concept in any activity of
and strengthen women force through women’s
organisations, welfare bodies and individuals.
To act as
a national body which represents women of Brunei Darussalam.
improve and upgrade the status of women in all fields particularly in
education, economy, welfare and social, cultural and community
encourage women to realise and undertake their responsibility towards
the society and country.
To be a
centre for collecting and disseminating information concerning women and
provide a forum for exchange of views, experiences and discussion
especially on issues related to women, children and
strengthen the relationship among women regardless of race, religion
cooperate with the government in all fields particularly in the
development of Brunei Darussalam.
CWBD began operating from its first headquarters on 4 April 1997 and
since 15 March 1999 it has moved to its present premises at:
12, Simpang 32-66-9, Jalan Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah,
Bandar Seri Begawan BB4313,
Tel : 340524
The CWBD is administered by an Executive Board whose president and
members are elected to office every two years at the Annual General
The maintenance of CWBD Headquarters and funding for its activities is
made possible by membership fees, sponsorships, contributions, revenue,
fund-raising, grants and governmental support.
The CWBD has set up two committees in 1998 and one to help it realize its
objectives. Since then the Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council had been
launched as a separate body on the 28 July 2000.
1. CWBD-Committee on Business and Entrepreneurship
This committee was formed on 19 March 1999 with the aim of
representing the concerns of women in business.
Hari Majlis Wanita is launched to mark the formation of Majlis Wanita
Negara Brunei Darussalam and will be celebrated annually on the second
Sunday of April. The first was celebrated on 11 April 1999.
This is a biennial award given to an exemplary mother who has made
extraordinary contribution to her family and community.
2. Anugerah Majlis Wanita (Council of Women Award)
This is a biennial award presented in recognition for outstanding
contribution of CWBD members who have elevated the vision and objectives
of CWBD and distinguished themselves in volunteer work
3. Representation at the National Level
The CWBD has been invited to participate in various committees amongst
1. Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Drafting Committee on the
Conventions of the Rights of the Child
Drafting Committee on the
National Commission on Women
ASEAN Sub-Committee on
Task Force on Social
National Children's Council
2. Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources led committee:
APEC Women Leaders' Network Meeting (WLN 2000)
APEC SOM Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Gender Integration
3. Ministry of Health led committee
National Committee on Health Promotion
To date the CWBD has 12 affiliate members consisting of women’s
associations and welfare bodies representing the interests of a wide range
of women from all levels and line of work.
1. CWBD is a member of the ASEAN Confederation of Women Associations
(ACWO) since 24 January 1986. ACWO was founded in 1981 and now has 10
members. CWBD has held various positions.
Treasurer (1988/90) and (1998/2000)
Secretary General (1990/92) and (2000/2002)
2. 3 July, 2000 Member of the International Council of Women, ICW was
founded in 1888 in Washington, USA and has a consultative Status I in UN
ECOSOC. It has affiliates from 75 countries.
Resource and Referral Centre
Beginning May 1999, the CWBD will begin operating a resource and
referral centre "Titian Emas" manned by trained volunteers that provides advisory,
counseling and referral service to women seeking conformation on legal and
Patron's Cup - Badminton Tournament
on 10 Feb 1989 by Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha
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Advisor's Cup - Netball Tournament
on 25 April 1999 at Dewan Serbaguna Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah
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The CWBD publishes a biannual newsletter Suara Wanita.
Other publications include Diari Majlis Wanita Negara
Brunei Darussalam, CWBD Directory and ACWO
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This website was launched by HRH Princess Hjh Rashidah on
11 April 1999 in conjunction with the launching of Hari Majlis Wanita at the
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