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

In Indonesia, UN Women works with government, civil society organizations, academia, the media, the public and private sectors to address national priorities of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Placing the advancement of women’s rights at the centre of our work.

Rural women with their children in Indonesia. Photo: UN Women/Alexandra Radu
Photo: UN Women/Alexandra Radu

UN Women Indonesia focuses on:

Ending Violence Against Women

UN Women Indonesia works with a range of stakeholders to increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence against women, while also building the capacity of partners to prevent and respond to this violence. We advocate for changing norms and behaviour as a prevention strategy to tackle violence against women. more

Promoting Women's Human Rights

UN Women Indonesia supports the development of stronger legislative frameworks that protect women’s rights and make the government more accountable to women. This includes improving women’s access to justice and legal systems. more

Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities

This programme aims to empower women to contribute to better, safer, and more peaceful communities by providing them with opportunities for leadership and information-sharing. It is part of a regional programme aimed to contribute to tolerant and resilient societies. more

◦ Women's Empowerment in the Workplace, Marketplace and Community

UN Women Indonesia works together with the private sector to address specific issues through their business. We also partnered with the International Labour Organization on making migration safe and fair for women migrant workers. more


Judge Albertina Ho in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 12, 2018. Photo:  UN Women/Radhiska Anggiana

“As a judge, I see every day the need for mindsets to change within the judicial community. A few years ago, some fellow judges told me they believed that women should not wear miniskirts, and women should not go outside of their homes at night because it is not safe. Some judges are still questioning whether sex workers can ever be victims... More

Photo: UN Women/Oscar Siagian

Indonesian Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani, was joined by representatives from the businesses sector and Indonesia Stock Exchange to ring the bell for Gender Equality with UN Women, to celebrate International Women’s Day. The bell ringing ceremony aims to raise awareness on the key role of the private sectors in accelerating progress for gender equality... More

Nurachayatun Siti, a 35-year-old Indonesian domestic worker from Surabaya Java, does the family shopping early Saturday morning in Sembawang Hills Estates, Singapore. This is Nur's second job as a domestic worker in Singapore. The first when she was 19, was a painful and demoralizing situation where her employers had her sleep on the floor for two years, with little food, no time off, earning only S$20 per month. Photo: UN Women/Staton Winter

Arin is a shop attendant at one of the biggest malls in Semarang. She has just moved to the city after graduating from high school and is proud to be a working woman, earning a salary to support herself and her family back in her village. However, she is nervous about navigating a new city at night after she finishes work at 10pm. She feels lucky that the online ojek service (motorbike ride sharing app... More

Featured Publication
After Dark: Encouraging Safe Transit for Women Travelling at Night

After Dark: Encouraging Safe Transit for Women Travelling at Night

Developed by Pulse Lab Jakarta in collaboration with UN Women, this research seeks to understand the mobility patterns and safety perception of women who travel at night. One of the broader objectives of this After Dark research is to understand what “being safe” means for women travelling at night, including learning about the thought process and emotions that influence their travel decisions.

Featured video

Every 1 out of 3 Indonesian women has experienced violence at least once in her lifetime, regardless of their level of education, social status or age. Victims are often driven into silence because they are blamed and their testimonies are put in doubt. more

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