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

Asia and the Pacific

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.

News and Updates

In Singapore and Indonesia, women re-claim rights from religious fundamentalists

27 March 2017

The ideologues say men are the bosses of the household and women should just keep it clean and take care of the children. They tell women not go out at night, and not to wear short skirts – if you are sexually assaulted, it is your fault. “Gender equality” is a heresy imposed... More

Breaking Gender Barriers: A Call to End Inequalities

22 March 2017

“There are hardly any spaces, which initially was dominated by men, which are nowdays not accessible to women. However, there are factors, which are undermining and derailing efforts. This includes discriminatory legal policies, gender stereotypes, violence against women, and growing fundamentalism in the name of religion,” said Imam Nahe’i, Commissioner of National Commission... More

Women living with HIV - Ayu's story

05 January 2017

Since 2014, UN Women in Indonesia has been conducting a number of initiatives that aims to strengthen the capacity and to increase leadership skills of Women Living with HIV and Women Key Affected Population in Indonesia. In 2014, UN Women established a gender forum for WLHIV... More

UN Women and the EU Promotes Gender Equality through Comics and Cartoons

20 December 2016

Top twenty artworks from 540 gender equality themed comic and cartoons exhibited in The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia Shopping Mall, from 25 November to 10 December 2016 in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. This exhibition is a continuation from the competition that was held by UN Women Indonesia and Delegation of the European Union (EU) and Embassies of EU Member States. First Winner... More

UN Women and the EU to launch Planet 50-50 national comic and cartoon competition in Indonesia

21 September 2016

UN Women, the Delegation of the European Union (EU), and Embassies of EU Member States are launching today a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. The competition is part of the UN Women’s campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” The public is invited to join the competition with their comic or cartoon drawings. To qualify... More

UN Women’s Assistant Secretary General Lakshmi Puri Visits to Thailand to Promote Good Governance of Labour Migration and Mobility and to Indonesia for ASEAN-UN Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting

08 April 2016

During her mission to South East Asia, United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Ms. Lakshmi Puri participated at the breakfast dialogue convened by the Government of Bangladesh as chair of Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the intergovernmental body on migration and the GFMD Thematic Workshop on Migration, Connectivity and Business... More

British Embassy and New Zealand Embassy Jakarta Pledge Support to HeForShe on International Women’s Day

24 March 2016

British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik and Deputy Head of Mission New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, Tredene Dobson, pledge a support to HeForShe, UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality during International Women’s Day commemoration. Moazzam Malik on his speech said “Men are part of the problem, so we have to be part... More

Indonesia marks 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

22 December 2015

UN Women Indonesia held a range of activities, including lighting up in orange the Monas Tower in Jakarta, radio talk shows, university events and a film screening to raise awareness of and encourage action to stop violence against women and girls. On 25 November, UN Women Indonesia kicked off 16 Days of Activism by speaking on a Jakarta radio... More

Featured Publication

Aceh and Papua ‘Women Paving the Way to Peace’

The book shows how women in the community in Aceh and Papua have been with tremendous efforts building and promoting peace and influence people in their community to embrace peace in their lifetime.... More

Featured Video

Ayu's story

UN Women in partnership with the women positive network conducted training on Feminist Leadership for women living with HIV to report highlighting issues of violence against women living with HIV.... Read more

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