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, 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

Safe and Fair Migration: We work to promote gender responsive labour migration policies and increase the capacity of service providers to respond to violence experienced by women migrant workers. We provide skills training to migrant women on safe and fair migration, and produce data to improve information and access assistance for migrant women.

Safe Cities: We develop, implement, and evaluate practical tools, policies, and comprehensive approaches to tackle violence against women and girls in public spaces. This work includes, but is not limited to, identifying relevant issues and interventions through data collection, advocating for gender aware policy in urban planning, and strengthening intervention and prevention responses to violence against women.

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. 

We also support efforts to ensure that the HIV response in Indonesia addresses women and girls’ specific needs through capacity building of women’s groups and policy advocacy. more

◦ Women and Peace

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.

We promote women’s leadership to build social cohesion and strengthen resilience at the community level in Indonesia.

Women's Empowerment in the Workplace, Marketplace and  Community

UN Women Indonesia supports women economic empowerment by providing access to online learning platform for entrepreneurship. We also work with the private sector to enable a business environment that empowers women. more

WeLearn: An initiative by UN Women with the support from Unilever that aims to improve equal learning opportunities to empower women who want to start or grow their business through skill development. WeLearn offers free, customized and skills-based learning paths and access to a community of learners. 

WeEmpower Asia: WeEmpowerAsia will promote dialogue among women’s groups and the public and private sector so as to enable a business environment that empowers women; provide skills training for female entrepreneurs to engage with businesses, policy-makers and decision-makers; and support companies to adopt the Women’s Empowerment Principles.


Featured Publication

UN Women Indonesia COVID-19 Response

This brief focuses on UN Women Indonesia COVID-19 response to safeguarding and leveraging gains made on gender equality and women’s empowerment through policy advocacy and programming that incorporates a gender-transformative approach to recovery.

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