Talking International Women’s Day, Highlighting Women’s Issues with V Radio

During a live afternoon call-in program on V Radio on March 11, Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer discussed her personal experiences as a mother and diplomat with V Radio station manager Ingrid Lestari.  For over an hour, the Deputy Chief of Mission fielded questions ranging from the meaning of International Women’s Day to how women juggle roles as a mother and professional to the importance of women’s empowerment. ‎ Part of the MNC group, V Radio has an average daily audience of over 200,000 listeners.  Online outlet Okezone.comand print publications Genie and Mom and Kiddie Tabloid from the MNC group also listened in on the interview.  Public discussions of this nature illustrate the importance of women’s issues in both Indonesia and the U.S., highlight the work of the Embassy’s Women’s Council, and provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.