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

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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, 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 for policy reform to prevent and respond to this violence. We advocate for changing norms and behaviour as a prevention strategy to tackle violence against women.

  • Marginalized Groups: We work with key stakeholders to improve policy, essential services and responses to women migrant workers, women with disability and women living with HIV subjected to violence.
  • Access to Justice: Engagement with Komnas Perempuan to strengthen integrated justice system for Violence against Women (VAW) cases, develop capacity of government, legal aids and women’s crisis centers.
  • Campaign for Prevention of Sexual Violence:
    We build partnership with media, creative industry and private sectors to develop campaign strategy to change norms to prevent sexual violence.
  • Data and Analysis: We work to ensure the availability of data to inform policy makers to better respond to VAW survivors.

Women, Peace and Security

UN Women Indonesia aims to empower women to contribute to better, safer, and more peaceful communities. We promote localized model based on women’s leadership to promote peace and tolerance, strengthening key actors and youth.

  • Women’s Leadership: Advancing women’s leadership is the focus of our WPS Programme, we are building alliance with women member of parliament and initiate work to promote women in peacekeeping operations.
  • Peace Villages Model: We work with Wahid Foundation to piloted ‘Peace Villages’, for localized community mobilization for gender responsive conflict prevention in East Java. This model will be replicated with youth participation and stronger government commitment.
  • Promote WPS Agenda in ASEAN: Engagement with ASEAN Sectoral Bodies, we increase capacity and developing innovate approaches to conflict prevention.
  • Leverage Gender Data: We promote the collection and utilization of gender data for disaster resilience and during crisis to inform better recovery and response.

Women’s Economic Empowerment

UN Women Indonesia works with a range of stakeholders, including private sectors, to support women economic empowerment by providing access to skill development, resources and enabling environment to increase women’s participation in the economy.

  • Business Sectors’ Engagement: We support the business sectors to implement Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) to support gender responsive workplace and women’s enterprise growth.
  • Access to Skills Development: We develop online and offline platform to allow flexible and inclusive opportunity to skill development in entrepreneurship.
  • Leverage Digital and E-commerce Onboarding: We work together with tech-sector and e-commerce companies to enhance women entrepreneurs’ digital and business literacy.
  • Data and Analysis: We work with partners to develop data to identify root cause of gender inequality in the economy and pilot for replicable model to better informed decision makers in accelerating women’s economic empowerment.


Featured Publication
UN Women Indonesia Newsletter Vol. 2 | 2021

UN Women Indonesia Newsletter Vol. 2

This is the second edition of UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter, capturing a series of initiatives during Q4 2020 - Q1 2021 and in support of International Women’s Day.

Featured video
Online Gender-Based Violence

With an increase in Internet use during #COVID19, women and girls have become targets of online violence more than ever.‬ ‪In the video, UN Women Indonesia and Indonesian National Commission for Violence against Women share ways you can help if someone you know is experiencing/has experienced this.‬‬‬ more