Investment in sexual & reproductive health is key to empower young people to protect their health & realize their full potential

YOGYAKARTA, 21 March 2017: At the four-day Youth Summit in Yogyakarta, starting on March 21, speakers called for strengthened youth empowerment and their active engagement in order to tap into their resourcefulness to address youth issues and end poverty. Read

Expanding FP coverage, stronger partnership and improved communication are among key highlights at 16th FP2020 Indonesia meeting

JAKARTA, March 7, 2017: To expand family planning (FP) coverage,  the social security scheme under the universal health coverage programme can serve as a valuable entry point for BKKBN to promote access to FP services, while at the same time, BKKBN can continuously provide assistance for quality FP services to both private and public health services and secure adequate contraceptive commodities. Read

FGM/C survey to be conducted in June 2017

In a bid to capture the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in the community, around 30 members of a consultative group  consisting of government officials, researchers, statisticians and activists met to discuss the FGM/C survey design.  Read

Improved advocacy strategy for a stronger policy and evidence based interventions needed for clear progress in Female Genital Mutilation-Cutting (FGM/C) elimination

JAKARTA, 14 December 2016: Since it was first commenced in early year 2000 up until now, effort to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting have yet to show meaningful progress. To date, it is widely observed that the social, cultural and religious views, that preserve this harmful practice, still prevail in communities across Indonesia. Moving forward, women’s rights researchers and activists, called for stronger synergy of multisectoral actors with improved advocacy strategy for a stronger policy and concrete actions to end FGM/C. Read

Opening Remarks of UNFPA Representative Dr Annette Robertson at the Seminar on FGM Morrisey Hotel, 13 December 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning; selamat pagi.   On behalf of UNFPA it is my great pleasure to be with you all here today to the 2016 Seminar on FGM/C.    I would like to take this opportunity to thank MOWECP for conducting this seminar on FGM/C in 2016.  This is a followup to a series of meetings and to the international seminar held in September last year.  This forum is a follow-up to government’s commitment to eliminating FGM/C, which was voiced by Minister Yohana Yembise at the International Day of Zero Tolerance on FGM/C in New York early 2016. She said that elimination of FGM/C is one of the government’s focus to protect the rights of women and girls in Indonesia. Read