UN Women and GIZ present: "Get involved & stay engaged: Urban activism and more opportunities for Women’s Empowerment" - 14 March 2018


Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | 17:00-19:00hrs | Jakarta, Indonesia

On the occassion of the International Women's Day 2018, a special event of the Gender Working Group of the GIZ Indonesia/ASEAN and Timor-Leste in cooperation with UN Women titled:

"Get involved & stay engaged: Urban activism and more opportunities for Women’s Empowerment"

will be held. This panel discussion should be seen in the framework of the global topic for this year’s international women’s day which has the motto: "Time is now: Rural and Urban Activists transforming women's lives". The focus of the panel discussion will be held on the topic of women’s empowerment in Indonesia.

Indonesia has ratified the major international conventions that uphold principles of gender equality and empowerment of women. These instruments include the United Nations Convention on the Political Rights of Women ratified by Law 68/1958, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ratified by Law 7/1984, and the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW which was signed by the Government in 2000.

With the Presidential decree 59/2017 regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the discussion about the SDGs and the importance of the SDGs got a new drive and gives new opportunities for their successful implementation.

With regard to the SDGs, one of Indonesia’s commitment is the involvement of all stakeholders throughout the process, from planning, implementation, as well as monitoring and evaluation processes. The aim of Indonesia is to maintain a working relationship based on mutual trust between all stakeholders, consisting of the government, CSO, philanthropy and business, as well as academics.

In light of the Sustainable Development Goals, the panel will discuss and elaborate on the following central questions:

- Which challenges does Indonesia face within to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life?

- Which best practices can the panelists share in empowering women and girls and the promotion of gender equality? A specific focus will be on urban activism

- What are the next (necessary) steps to achieve full gender equality in Indonesia?

The event will feature:

- Keynote Speech by:
  Prof. Dr. Yohana Susana Yembise * 
  Minister of Women Empowerment & Child Protection of The Republic of Indonesia

- Panel Discussion:
  Alanda Kariza, Author of Sophismata and Beats Apart
  Lily Puspasari, Programme Specialist of UN Women
  Kalsoom Jaffari, Co-Founder of Beyond the Fabric
  Dayu Dara, Vice President GO-JEK
  Cut Sri Rozanna (Aya), Principal Advisor of Social Protection

  Moderator: Chandra Sugarda

The event is free and open for public. Please register in the link given below to secure your seats!