OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
INDONESIA’S HEFORSHE IMPACT CHAMPION
Impact Champion: Ir. H. Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia
represent half of the drivers and beneficiaries of development.
Therefore, gender issues mainstreamed in my mission as the President of
the Republic of Indonesia (Nawa Cita 2015-2019). It also contains
specific commitments for women and girls, namely do “promote the role
and representation of women in politics and development” and “protect
women, children, and other marginalized groups” I strongly believe that
this is a smart strategy to help remove the root causes of
discrimination and violence against women and girls.
commits to bringing positive changes in women’s daily life by improving
the quality of life for both men and women through equal and inclusive
access to, participation in, control of, and benefit from all sectors.
As an IMPACT champion, Indonesia will focus on efforts to increase
participation and representation of women in decision –making processes,
reduce the maternal mortality rate, and eliminate violence against
women and girls
Increasing the participation and representation of women in decision making process
Current Status: At
the 2014 election, the percentage of women in parliament is 17.32%,
which is still below the 30% quota mandate by our election law. At the
executive level, the number of women ministers is doubled in the current
cabinet (from 4 to 8). However, their representation at the lower
echelon in executive and judicative branches remains under 30%.
HeforShe Impact: We
are aiming to gradually improve women’s representation in decision
making process at national and local level towards reaching 30%.
· Promote more appointment of women to senior leadership position:
all ministers and government institutions to incorporate gender
mainstreaming in the compulsory training and education curriculums of
all government decision makers at all levels;
mapping on women as potential candidates and first voter (above 18
years old) in the upcoming parliamentary election held in 2016-2018, and
provode information and training on politics, election, and leadership
for women as potential candidates and for first voters.
Area 2: Reducing Maternal Mortality Rate
According to the National Demography and Population Survey in 20112,
Maternal Mortality Rate was slightly decreased from 390 per 100.000 live
births to 359 per 100.000 live births.
HeforShe Impact: We are aiming to improve the quality and coverage of sexual and reproductive health service, particularly for pregnant mothers.
- Provision of integrated antenatal care and services for pregnant mothers at all levels;
- Improvement of delivery service quality;
of reproductive healthcare and delivery services in all health
facilities from hospitals to community health centers to be covered
accordingly trough National Health Insurance (JKN);
participation of women organizations and local communities as well as
involvement of families and husbands to help lower maternal mortality
rate, particularly in remote and poorest areas.
Area 3: Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls
According to the National Social and Economy Survey in 2006, 3.1% or
around 3-4 million women are subjected to violence every year. At
present, the government has established 247 integrated Service Centers
of Women Empowerment and Children Protection (P2TP2A) in 33 out of 34
Provinces. We also established Taskforce on Human Trafficking in 30
Provinces and 155 Municipalities/Cities.
We are aiming to improve the protection of women and girls against
violence, particularly those WHO are prone to violence and abuse, such
as women migrant works, trough the implementation of pro-women policies
and programs that not only focused on protection aspect but also in
ensuring the economic empowerment and independence.
- Conduct the national survey in violence against women and children in 2016.
- Conduct various programs to Implement National Movement on Anti Sexual Violence on Children (GN AKSA);
- Develop local institutions to prevent and early detect violence against women, girls, and boys;
youth to conduct advocacy on family resilience and empowerment that
will include violence against women and children (One Student Saves One
institutions that provides services for women and children victims of
violence, particular in regions with high number of cases of violence,
border zones, and origin and transit regions of migrant workers and
trafficked women and girls; and
women household industries trough programs on financial and marketing
literacy, business trainings and capacity building, that among others
targeting former women migrant workers.
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA