UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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UN Women Indonesia

Working in Indonesia since 1992, UN Women has been supporting the Government of Indonesia and civil society partners to address national priorities for gender equality and the empowerment of women. In Indonesia, UN Women’s work, focuses on:

Participants of film screening and discussion on violence against women at 16 Days of Activism celebration at University of Indonesia. Photo: UN Women Indonesia/Radhiska Anggiana

Ending Violence against Women: UN Women focuses its programme on strengthening law implementation and piloting for good practices to improve response and community prevention strategy. UN Women provides technical support to the Government to calculate the cost of services for women survivors of violence and develop monitoring and evaluation tools for implementation of the Law on Domestic Violence. Through the Safe Cities Pilot in Jakarta Province, UN Women provides technical advice on evidence-based policy advocacy, innovative ways to improve government response as well as prevention strategies.

Asnaini, village head from Pegasing village, Aceh. Photo: UN Women Indonesia/Impro.

Women, Peace and Security: UN Women support the Government and civil society organizations to integrate gender equality perspectives in recovery and peace building processes. With the support from UN Women and women's groups, the Government have passed National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security through Ministry Regulation (Permenko PMK) No. 7/2014. In addition, UN Women collaborates with the local Governments and CSOs in Aceh and Papua to implement the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and provides support on women's leadership in peace building and social cohesion in communities.

Training of Trainers on Women Access to Justice for judges from The Supreme Court Training Center. Photo: UN Women Indonesia/Aloke Pictures

Promoting Women's Human Rights through Gender Responsive Laws, Policies and Development Plans: Framed by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN Women supports the development of stronger legislative frameworks to remove discrimination against women and secure their rights, making Government policies and budgets more accountable to women. UN Women seeks ways to improve women's access to justice in plural legal systems through evidence-based policy advocacy and capacity building.. In addition, UN Women also supports gender mainstreaming of national development priorities, such as HIV/AIDS response and climate change.


(Right to left) Josephine Satyono, Executive Director IGCN; Maya Juwita, Executive Director IBCWE; Sabine Machl, UN Women Representative, hold a copy of the infographics of the study findings at the WEPs study launch held on 29 August 2018. Photo: UN Women Indonesia/Iwan Kurniawan

First study on the application of the Women’s Empowerment Principles finds gaps and progress in Indonesia

These seven steps aim to help companies bolster gender equality and women’s position in the workplace, marketplace and community. The study provides a snapshot of the initiatives... Read more

Photo: UN Women/Aryanadi Cahyono

Panel of Inspirational Women Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Promoting and Achieving the Empowerment of Women

"Women and girls still face barriers that prevent them from achieving their full potential," said Sabine Machl... Read more

HeForShe Run 2018 | Indonesia

HeForShe Run

Around 5,000 runners gathered at Epiwalk Jakarta in support of gender equality and women's empowerment... Read more

A safe bus journey to Promote Safer Public Transport for Women and Girls

A Jakarta's safe bus journey

A journey with Transjakarta bus to Promote Safer Public Transport for Women and Girls in Jakarta... Read more


False claims of association between UN Women and the Sumatera Women Foundation UN Women has been made aware that an entity named “Sumatera Women Foundation” has falsely claimed to have entered into a contract for rental vehicles with UN Women and/or its officials. UN Women wishes to clarify that it is not collaborating or partnering with Sumatera Women Foundation in any capacity.

Featured Infographics
study on the application of the Women’s Empowerment Principles

Study on the application of the Women’s Empowerment Principles in top 50 companies in Indonesia

At the time of the study, only 11 Indonesian companies were WEPs signatories, two of which were among the top 50 surveyed. Since then, six new companies signed on to the WEPs on 24 September... Read more

Featured Video

Safe City, Jakarta

The PSA produced by UN Women in partnership with Transjakarta Bus (Government Owned Bus Rapid Transit) about how to prevent harassment in public transportation. The video will be displayed in 3 Transjakarta Buses for a month, starting from the beginning of 16 days of activism... Read more

The PSA is also avaiable in Bahasa Indonesia

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality