PPPA Minister Asks Entrepreneurs to Support Acceleration of Ge Equality

Jakarta, IDN Times – The Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Bintang Puspayoga, asked the business world and the private sector to support the acceleration of achieving gender equality in Indonesia, in order to break old beliefs that limit women’s movement.

“Let’s break the momentum of International Women’s Day on the old beliefs that limit women’s public space, through the real action of women in development. Let’s join hands and look at one common goal, namely an equal world, for the welfare of all,” said Bintang in the discussion Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2022 entitled “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” online, viewed Thursday (10/3/2022).

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1. Women in managerial positions are only 33.08 percent

PPPA Minister Asks Employers to Support Acceleration of Gender Equality Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (KemenPPPA), Bintang Puspayoga (Dok. Humas KemenPPPA)

Data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2021 shows that the Female Labor Force Participation Rate (TPAK) is only at 54.03 percent, far from that of men, which has reached 82.14 percent.

In addition, BPS data for 2020 states that the proportion of women in managerial positions is 33.08 percent, and based on a survey by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2020 the proportion chief executive officer (CEO) of Indonesian women by 15 percent.

“In the midst of these backwardnesses, we need to realize that women are actually the strength of the nation’s human resources. Based on the results of the 2020 census, women make up almost half of Indonesia’s population,” said Bintang.

2. Gender inequality still occurs in various aspects

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PPPA Minister Asks Employers to Support Acceleration of Gender Equality Employees monitor stock price movements (ANTARA FOTO/Reno Esnir)

The data illustrates that there is gender inequality in various aspects, ranging from access, participation, control, and benefits to development resources that have not been felt equally by women.

Women also still experience stigmatization, discrimination, subordination, marginalization, and even violence.

“This is then made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

3. KemenPPPA encourages companies to promote gender equality in the world of work

PPPA Minister Asks Employers to Support Acceleration of Gender Equality illustration. Employees affected by termination of employment in Sukoharjo, Central Java, in 2019. BETWEEN PHOTO/Mohammad Ayudha

Bintang explained that his party has been trying to increase women’s empowerment in the economic field. “One of them is to provide entrepreneurship training for vulnerable women, namely underprivileged women, female heads of families, as well as women who have survived disasters and survivors of violence,” she said.

Furthermore, he mentioned through one of the working group G20, namely G20 Empower, KemenPPPA seeks to encourage companies to promote gender equality in the world of work.

“One of them is by asking the willingness of C-level companies to become advocates in promoting women’s leadership and economic development through good practices that can be replicated, both at the national level and in G20 countries,” said Bintang.

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