Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment and Sexual & Reproductive Health: Essential to Strengthening Sustainable Development

JAKARTA, Indonesia - 20 April 2017: Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director, used a four-day visit to Jakarta to attend the 2017 ASEAN-UN High-Level Meeting and to strengthen ties with the Indonesian Government, development partners and other stakeholders on issues critical to sustainable development and at the heart of UNFPA’s mandate: Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), family planning, gender equality and youth empowerment.  Read

As ASEAN marks a half-century, it can help lead the way to Planet 50-50 by 2030

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 18 April 2017: As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations approaches its 50th anniversary this year, a momentous milestone, the region is at a crossroads more than ever on several fronts, including the rights, health and wellbeing of millions of women and girls. Read

28 Juta Perempuan Mengalami Kekerasan

KOMPAS: JAKARTA, Indonesia: 31 Maret 2017 — Satu dari tiga perempuan Indonesia berusia 15­-64 tahun atau sekitar 28 juta orang pernah mengalami kekerasan fisik atau kekerasan seksual oleh pasangan dan selain pasangannya. Dalam satu tahun terakhir, 8,2 juta perempuan atau 9,4 persen mengalami kekerasan fisik dan seksual. Demikian hasil Survei Pengalaman Hidup Perempuan Nasional (SPHPN) 2016 yang dilakukan Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS).  Read

Survey finds widespread violence against women

The Jakarta Post   JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2017: A nationwide survey has revealed that at least one third of women in the country have experienced violence in their lives, inflicted mostly by their spouses and those who are closest to them. Read

Rebuilding ties with Islamic leaders needed for FP revitalization

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 27 March 2017: The active role of various elements of the society, including Islamic leaders has contributed meaningfully to Indonesia’s success in promoting family planning (FP) in the past, resulting in improved maternal and child health, better wellbeing and welfare of families and nation. Rebuilding ties with Islamic leaders is needed to revitalize FP. Read

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