The Second International Conference on ASEAN Women (ICAW) 2016 was successfully organised with Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universitas Islam Bandung, University College Sabah Foundation, APUCEN and Universiti Malaysia Sabah last April 12-14 at the Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. This year's conference theme was on "Gender Mainstreaming and Public Policy" in which a total of 88 abstracts were presented from participants not only from Malaysia but also from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Nigeria and India.
UPEP's Puan Badariah Ab Rahman, a PhD candidate and a lecturer from the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, was given the Second Best Paper Award. ICAW 2016 was officially opened by Datuk Hajah Jainab Datuk Seri Panglima Hj. Ahmad Ayib, Sabah Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs and YB Datuk Hajah Azizah Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Dun, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Sabah. The UMS delegation was led by Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof, TNC for Research and Innovation and Dato' Mohd. Hamdan Hj Adnan, Dean of FKSW.