‘Ladies Night’ at Global Ummatic Festival ’19

By Nur Aina Islami

GOMBAK, 19 December 2019 – Ladies Night is one of the annual programmes organised during Global Ummatic Festival by the International Office. It is a night where ladies can showcase their culture through different performances. The event was held in Main Auditorium, IIUM from 08.00 pm – 10.30 pm recently (11 December).

Sakifa Islam, KENMS’s final year student, the person in charge of Global Ummatic Festival of Ladies Night said, “The best part of this event is that girls do not have to be concerned about their dress code here because no boys are allowed.”

Students from Somalia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Palestine, seven countries performed at the event. “Ladies night exists for us girls, where we can be ourselves and take equal pride and participation to show the world where we come from. We show the world our culture and we sure we do not forget to have fun while ensuring to empower the girls present there,” she added.

Indonesian performers, the first winner of Ladies Night cultural performance

 “Alhamdulillah, we did not expect to have won first place of the ladies night in Global Ummatic Festival 2019. But, overall, we are grateful and over the moon with this achievement, we cherish this achievement and hope that we can bring pride to Indonesia’s name,” said Nisfia Nola, IRKHS Psychology student, the head of Indonesia’s Sister Night performance.

Nisfia said at the performance that night, the Indonesian student culture team presented the problem of empowering women, especially towards the emancipation of Indonesian women.

The Ladies Night also featured poetry, readings, theatre shows, culture, the culture icon of Miss IIUM, and audience segment as story building session.***

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