International Day of Peace 2017 – Community Festival

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017


Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities

A landmark community festival to be held on 8th October 2017 in Sumenep and scheduled to be attended by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo, to commemorate the International Day of Peace, will bring together 8,000 people to celebrate women’s empowerment and peaceful communities.

The gathering under the theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”, will bring together religious leaders, santri and santriwati, and women's economic groups to take part in a range of dynamic events including cultural performances, a collective peace oath, a bazaar hosted by women’s entrepreneurs, and a panel discussion on how Madura women contribute to peace.

UN Women works to promote peaceful coexistence and resilient communities through women’s empowerment. The Wahid Foundation advances the development of a tolerant and multicultural society and expands the values of peace and non-violence in Indonesia and throughout the world. UN Women is currently partnering with Wahid Foundation the “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” programme, with support from the Government of Japan to promote women’s leadership and economic empowerment to build social cohesion and strengthen resilience at the community level.

WHEN: Sunday, 8 October 2017, 09.00-14.30 WIB
WHERE: Pondok Pesantren Annuqayah, Guluk-Guluk, Sumenep.


Morning Programme
09.00 – 09.30
09.30 – 10.00
Safety brief for invitees
10.00 – 10.05
Indonesian anthem
(Led by PPA female students’ choir)
10.05 – 10.10
Religious performance: Yalal Waton by PPA male students
10.10 – 10.15
10.10 – 10.12
10.12 – 10.15
Welcome speeches
• Director of Wahid Foundation, Yenny Wahid
• Regional Director of UN Women Asia and the Pacific, Miwa Kato
10.15 – 10.25
Led by: Wahid Foundation
10.25 – 10.30
Photo with the President
10.30 – 11.30
Speech and dialogue by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir Joko Widodo
11.30 – 11.35
Pray by K.H. Bushiri Ali Mufi
11.35 – 11.45
President visiting entrepreneurs’ booths
12.00 – 13.00
Press Conference at Mini Auditorium, Rectorate Building, 2nd Floor.
Afternoon Programme
13.00 – 14.00
Panel discussion: Madura Women and Peace
14.00 – 14.30
Happening art: Poems by Santriwati and announcement of the winner of cattle contest


Dress code

Women: Long sleeves, skirt, and head scarf.
Men: Baju koko, sarong/trousers, and peci.

Information for media

You are welcome to cover the morning and afternoon programme as well as the press conference. For interviews, see media contacts listed.

For Media Inquiries

Radhiska Anggiana
Ph: +62 812 134 7144

Khoirul Anam
Ph: +62 857 143 46499