UN Connect Newsletter - April 2018

Empowering women to power the nation

Ibu Neflyn from a coastal community in Sulawesi used to rely on the income from her husband who makes his living fishing at sea. The income was infrequent and often not enough to cover basic needs. ​When the fishermen came back to shore, the women had to sell the fish at the local market within a few days before the fish would perish. As a result, In Indonesia, 35% of all seafood is wasted due to long distances and lack of markets in remote regions.READ MORE

Panel of inspirational women discusses achievements and challenges in promoting and achieving women’s empowerment

Investing in women’s empowerment is a direct path towards reaching gender equality. Many women have made enormous contributions to society through businesses, in technology, as entrepreneurs or employees or by working to empower others. However, despite some progress women’s rights and empowerment are far from reality in most countries.  READ MORE

Liberty in creativity

They entered the Djakarta Theatre Ballroom majestically in their long, colourful costumes with golden embroidery. Everyone in the ballroom clapped, cheered and urged on the ladies.  READ MORE

5000 people support gender equality through HeForShe Run 2018

On Sunday, 4 March 2018, 5,000 runners gathered at Epiwalk Jakarta for a 5km and 10km run in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment. READ MORE

Time for women to be equal at workplaces through collective agreements

In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, five working women representing Government, trade unions and others, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), interactively discussed discrimination and violence against women at the workplaces and efforts taken towards gender equality.  READ MORE

UN Women and Institut Français d'Indonésie jointly organize public lecture and discussion on feminism and women’s rights

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Institut Français d'Indonésie and UN Women hosted a lecture and public discussion on concepts of feminism and policies for women’s rights on 8 March in Jakarta. The event aimed to deepen public knowledge and understanding on gender equality and feminism through historical and comparative perspective, as well as to discuss collective action for the improvement of the situation of women and girls. READ MORE


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