Women’s Issues in Indonesia: Discussion with Indonesian NGO Representatives

On January 13, the Embassy hosted a coffee to hear from NGOs their perspectives on women’s priorities where the U.S. should focus its support. Topics of discussion included low levels of education, challenges in gender prioritization for higher education opportunities, low levels of political participation, and barriers to economic independence. Participants agreed that capacity building on gender issues is necessary for women and men to understand that equality is important in order to give women the chance to grow in every field, in Indonesia and worldwide.