Women at the Forefront (Perempuan Memimpin di Garda Depan)
With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UN Women in Indonesia implemented the project “Women and Girls at the Centre of COVID-19 Prevention”. The project aimed at reducing the disproportionate gender-based risks and negative impact of COVID-19 on women while also laying the foundation for building back better and equal.
UN Women Indonesia rolled out the project from June 2020 through May 2021. At the end of the project, 610 women benefited from the cash-based interventions, 100 women received advocacy and leadership training, and more than 100 individuals received knowledge on coordinated quality services to better support and empower women's migrant workers. In addition, 11 women’s crisis centers and shelters across the country were supported to ensure that services for women’s survivors of violence could continue during the pandemic.
This publication captured the stories, experiences, and contributions of the women supported by the project.