Public debate of the Indonesia Medium–term Plan 2010-2014: Population and Family Planning Issues

Jakarta, Indonesia: As the world’s 4th most populous country, Indonesia attaches high attention to population issues with focuses on reviving family planning programme, closing gaps for healthcare, education, nutrition, and empowering women, youth and elderly population. However commitment of the newly elected legislators and the future president to population and family planning policies, programmes and budget would determine the country’s course of development in the next 5 years and the welfare of Indonesians. 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