Women, Peace and Security in Indonesia
Indonesia recognizes that a stable, just and peaceful society cannot be achieved without acknowledging and highlighting women’s important role in building peace, preventing conflict and addressing emerging security threats such as climate change and violent extremism. Within the global framework of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Indonesia has endeavoured to localize the WPS agenda into a National Action Plan (NAP). In 2014, through a Presidential Decree (Perpres No. 18), the first NAP for the Protection and Empowerment of Women and Children during Social Conflicts1, also known as NAP WPS, was launched. It included three pillars: prevention, mitigation and empowerment, and participation of women and children.
The second NAP on WPS (2020-2025) was adopted in July 2021 after the National Digital Consultation on Reviewing the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security in Indonesia.2 The second NAP incorporates emerging and non-traditional security issues deemed as priorities for Indonesia, including the prevention of violent extremism (PVE), intolerance and radicalization, land disputes and the prevalence of misinformation and disinformation, including false news and hate speech online.
Access ASEAN Women, Peace and Security website for more information.