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In Indonesia, women-led Peace Villages discuss ways to move their vision forward

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

At a hotel in Central Java, a sea of women wearing colorful headscarves and men in traditional Muslim dress are engaged in deep discussion. Working closely by their side are Christian women wearing cross necklaces, men palming prayer beads, and individuals of the traditional Javanese faiths. Elisabet Anita Wahyuningsih, Member of Jetis Village Women's business group and Peace Agent Facilitator, takes notes with her group from Klaten, Indonesia.... More

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In August 2018, the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment (IBCWE), Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) and UN Women launched the results of a study on the application of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). 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 being... More

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Investing in women's empowerment is a direct path towards reaching gender equality. Many women have made enourmous contributions to society, through businesses, in technology, as entrepreneurs or employees or by working to empower others. However, despite some progress we still find women's rights and empowerment are far from reality in most countries. "Women and girls still face barriers that prevent them from achieving their full potential," said Sabine Machl, UN Women Representative in Indonesia. "We need to... More

UN Women and Institut Français d'Indonésie jointly organized public lecture and discussion on Feminism and Women's Rights

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In celebration of International Women's Day, Institut Français Indonesia and UN Women hosted a lectures and public discussion on concepts of feminism and policies for women's rights on 8 March in Jakarta. The event aimed to deepen public knowledge and understading on gender equality and feminism through historical and comparative perspective, as well as to discussed about collective action for the improvement of the situation of women and girls... More

5,000 Support Gender Equality at HeForShe Run 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Celebrating ahead of International Women's Day, the HeForShe Run 2018 was held by the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE) in partnership with UN Women with participants able to choose between a 5-kilometre and 10km course. The fun run was opened by the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Puan Maharani and aimed to support HeForShe campaign which invites men and boys to be equal partners and agents of change in order to accelerate the achievement... More

Building peace while empowering women on Indonesia's Java Island

Monday, January 8, 2018

The group of 20 women from this farming community in Klaten, Central Java gathered on a stage and pledged before their neighbors and friends: "We, Indonesian women, are determined to live in love and peace with all elements of society regardless of one's ethnicity, religion, and faith." With this pledge on 01 November, and the signing of a... More

ASEAN Launches "ASEAN HeForShe" Campaign to Promote Gender Equality

Friday, December 22, 2017

The key highlights of the campaign launch included proposed actions and hope for the future of women and girls, voiced by the leaders of ASEAN University Student Council Union and a panel discussion with ASEAN senior officials, leader from the private sector and representative from women's organization on their perspective in overcoming challenges to gender equality and how they can bring forward real changes in the region. ASEAN has put in place a multitude of regional initiatives to promote gender equality including, most recently, a Joint Statement of Women, Peace and Security and the ASEAN Declaration... More

"Women and Men" Film Screening Highlights the Challenges of Gender Equality

Thursday, December 21, 2017

To mark the beginning of 16 Days of Activism UN Women, Institut Français d'Indonésie (IFI) and the Embassy of France held a film screening of "Des Femmes et Des Hommes"/ "Women and Men" and an ensuing discussion about ending violence against women as well as challenges to achieving gender equality. Held at IFI Jakarta, the event brought together more than 100 participants from representative of EU Member States Embassies, civil society organization, media and public... More

Op-Ed: Empowered Women - A Concern for All

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

"Women are the key to sustainable peace, from family, to country, to the world". With these words President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo advocated to honor the role of women in Indonesian society at the International Day of Peace celebration on Oct. 8, 2017 in Sumenep, Madura to a room full of 8000 people in the remote village. This celebration was organized by UN Women together with the Wahid Foundation, in order to showcase the instrumental contributions women make at the... More

Joint Op-Ed: Urgent Actions to end violence against girls and women

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The women's rights movement has struggled for decades to persuade the international community that violence against women is a human rights issue, not just a private matter between individuals. Dec. 10 marks the end of 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women, a global campaign that unites people across the world to end this epidemic. It is also Human Rights Day. Violence against women is among the most... More

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