UNFPA Strengthens Commitment in NTT

KUPANG, NTT – UNFPA is honored to collaborate with the Government of East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur/NTT) and committed to strengthen its programming in the province, said UNFPA Representative Mr. Jose Ferraris. Read

Workshop: Learning the Methodology of Conducting Violence Against Women National Prevalence Survey Using the WHO Multi-Country Methodology

Bogor, West Java: Recognizing  the  need  to  improve  the  methodology  for  conducting  national  prevalence  survey  on violence in Indonesia,  included  the  programme  to  provide  technical  support  in  improving  the  methodology, the  Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (KPPPP) and Statistics Indonesia  (BPS) requested  UNFPA  assistance  to  improve  the  methodology,  and  to  provide  guidance  on  the concept for a more comprehensive and elaborate survey on VAW in Indonesia. Read

Ibu Epon weaves fancy objects and economic empowerment for women in remote Sukarindik village of Tasikmalaya

West Java, INDONESIA - Using plants available abundantly in Tasikmalaya district and generation-old, traditional weaving skills, Ibu Epon (63) has been making fancy handycraft and at the same time weaving close social bond and economic empowerment for women in her small village. Read

2005 World Population Day

JAKARTA, 11 July 2005 - Gender discrimination occurs in various layers of society and the existing child preference among Indonesian couples proves that it starts very early in life. Sadly, women are also responsible in preserving various discriminative practices in the society. Read