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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...

UN Women and the European Union Deliver Personal Protective Equipment and Prevention of Violence Information Materials to Support Women Migrant Workers during COVID-19

Thursday, August 20, 2020

UN Women and the European Union (EU) handed over 3,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE), hygiene kit, and information materials for preventing violence against women to the Ministry of Social Affairs. The kits will be distributed to returning Indonesian migrant workers as part of the joint commitment to support Government of Indonesia in its efforts towards containing COVID-19.

Undeterred by COVID-19, more than 5,000 women Acquire Entrepreneurial Skills from UN Women and Sunlight Initiative

Friday, July 17, 2020

More than 5,000 women across Indonesia have increased entrepreneurial skills from series of learnings through WeLearn, a digital platform. WeLearn platform is an initiative by UN Women with the support from Sunlight, a brand of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk, that aims to improve equal learning opportunities to empower women who want to start or grow their business.

Peace Villages form women-led taskforce to fight food insecurity during COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great challenge and is increasing gender-based inequalities around the world. Beyond exacerbating existing socioeconomic disparities, the COVID-19 crisis potentially fuels local conflict with the spread of misinformation, discrimination, and stigmatization against marginalized groups.

UN Women and Indosat Ooredoo Partners to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

Friday, June 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges and is increasing gender-based inequalities around the globe, including in Indonesia.

Take Five: Women peacekeepers are role models for women and girls in the local community

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lt. Colonel Ratih Pusparini is one of the first Indonesian women to have been dispatched in a peacekeeping mission. From 2008–2013, she served as a military observer and in various positions on UN peacekeeping missions in the Congo, Lebanon and Syria.

With savvy honed in UN Women’s WeLearn training, female entrepreneurs in Indonesia keep their businesses afloat

Friday, May 15, 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia -- The commercial shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit Indonesia’s smaller businesses especially hard. But some female entrepreneurs have survived -- and even prospered -- by using the savvy and skills they learned in a UN Women entrepreneurship training. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) depend on daily cash flow from sales of goods, but social distancing edicts in cities including Jakarta have forced owners to close up shops. The Ministry of...

From where I stand: During the COVID-19 pandemic, “I may not be physically present, but I want to still be there to give mental and emotional support.”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ni Ketut Rediten, widely known as Desi, is a counsellor and advocate for people living with HIV. She works for the Provincial Health Office and is stationed at Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services on HIV/AIDS, in Sanglah public hospital in Bali, Indonesia. She was interviewed on April 16.

Take Five: “Our mission cannot be realized without women’s economic empowerment.”

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Christian Ewert is President of amfori, a global business association for open and sustainable trade. amfori groups over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations of more than 40 countries, with a combined turnover of more than 1 trillion euros. amfori recently signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which UN Women and United Nations Global Compact developed to guide private companies to create gender-equal workplaces.

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