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ASEAN, Canada and UN Women jointly launch a 5-year programme to advance Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

[Joint Press Release] The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Canada and UN Women jointly launched today a 5-year programme to expand and strengthen women’s leadership and participation in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery in South-East Asia.

Digitalization Supports a Boon for Women-owned Micro and Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Jakarta, 11 December 2020 – Digitalization and the use of technology has helped businesses, particularly women owners of micro and small businesses (MSBs) to survive the economic downturn cause by the pandemic, according to a new report by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of the National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI) . MSBs are considered the backbone of the Indonesian economy. According to the Indonesian Ministry of...

Recognizing Women’s Important Contribution in the COVID-19 Pandemic through Comic and Illustration

Thursday, December 24, 2020

UN Women, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MOWECP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the winners of “Perempuan dan COVID-19” Comic and Illustration Competition.

New Guidelines Launched to Protect Women Migrant Workers’ Rights from Violence during COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection with the support from UN Women, today launched the Guideline on the Protection of Women Migrant Workers during COVID 19 and the Protocol for Handling Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking during COVID-19.

“Through the shelters, the bond among returnee women migrant workers is stronger.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

RPTC is a state-run center for migrant workers especially those who are survivors of trafficking in persons, under the Ministry of Social Affairs. RPTC runs a shelter for survivors, provides medical care, psychological support including psychological assessments and counselling, organizes life skill training for Indonesian migrant workers and coordinates referrals to relevant institutions as needed.

“Violence doesn’t stop. Services should continue during COVID-19.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Interview with Karmila Jusup, social worker at the Pasundan-Durebang Women’s Crisis Centre in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards Puts the Spotlight on Indonesian Businesses in Advancing Gender Equality

Thursday, November 19, 2020

UN Women announced today the winners from Indonesia for UN Women 2020 Asia Pacific Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards.

New UN Report Unveils the Heavy Toll on Women and Girls Left Behind During COVID-19

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Addressing the gender impact of COVID-19 is key to sustain progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Indonesia, according to a new report on gendered impact of the pandemic conducted by UN Women in collaboration with Indosat Ooredoo.The report was based on the survey on the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and men launched through SMS messages via Indosat Ooredoo mobile network, during April and July 2020 to collect data from randomly selected cellphone users with a link to a web-based survey.

Indonesia supports the global movement towards equal pay

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Indonesia, together with the world, is going to celebrate for the first time, “the International Equal Pay Day”, on 18 September. This international day marks the commitment of the United Nations to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.

UN Women and Gojek Collaborate to Enhance the Economic Empowerment of Women in Indonesia

Friday, September 4, 2020

Jakarta, 7 September 2020 – UN Women and Gojek, Southeast Asia's leading on-demand, multi-service tech platform, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the economic empowerment of women in Indonesia. Grounded in UN Women’s universal mandate to advance gender equality and Gojek’s commitment towards enabling inclusive growth across communities, the MoU will provide a strong framework for strengthening and leveraging synergies and...

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