17
March

Gender roles in science and Technology become important to be considered both nationally and internationally. It was conveyed by Researcher on gender issues of the Indonesian Science (LIPI), Wati Hermawati to Media after book launching of Gender and Science and Technology at LIPI Media Center Friday (16/03). Wati said stigma of science and technology development is only dominated by men now has faded given the many roles of women in the development of science and technology. Wati asked the Indonesian government to be synergic between ministries or related institutions so that government agencies can minimize gender issues.

“If we look at these emerging gender issues it's a lot. If we look at those sciences from various sectors we still need hard work to optimize the realization of gender equality and justice. But the government is not silent, the government has done that. Only we need synergy. So if you just walk alone, the ministry of women's empowerment running alone without any partners with other ministries or other stakeholders it will be difficult to achieve,” Wati Hermawati said.

Meanwhile, the Head of Center for Research of Development of Science of LIPI, Trina Fizzanty said the problem of gender bias must be erased from time to time. According to her, women have made a significant contribution in the development of science and technology. (VOI/Ahamd Faisal/AHM)

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March

In addition to improving access to education for children of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Malaysia, the Government of Indonesia is also working to increase its nutritional intake and access to health care for them. Therefore, the Indonesian Government through the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health will provide additional nutrient intake of vitamins and other food support for migrant workers’ children.

“Well now our concern is health. If we visit the plantations, we can see many children are stunting due to lack of nutrition. I have spoken with the Indonesian Migrant workers, with Social Security Administrator Board (BPJS), I will also talk to all people including the Minister of Health to provide vitamins. It can be milk, milk we give, we share. Then vitamins, and then we will strive with third parties to provide them nutrition,” Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Rusdi Kirana said in his press conference after inaugurating 17 Community Learning Centers (CLC) in Sarawak, Malaysia on Friday 16 March in Miri, Sarawak.

Ambassador Rusdi Kirana added that the effort is a way to realize the biggest dream of improving the welfare of Indonesian society. They can live well in their own country, without having to earn a fortune in other country with illegal status. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)

17
March

Gender Equality Must be Followed by Justice

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Indonesian women must have the same opportunity as men’s to get kinds of jobs. The women must also have skill and capability to be equal with men. It was said by a researcher on Gender of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Nani Grace Simamora to RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia after a book launching of Gender and Science and Technology at Media Center of LIPI in Jakarta on Friday (16/03). Nani asked Indonesian women to keep working and showing their talent and capability to proof that they deserve to get equality and justice.

“Basically, equality means the same. The equality means that the opportunity of women to join military or other profession or jobs is based on their willingness and it must be as easy as the men. It must be like that. So, it is not only equality but also justice. It is important,” Nani Grace Simamora said.

Nani Grace Simamora also explained both men and women basically can choose jobs or professions they want. Nani hoped the people can respect all kinds of their professions wherever they work. (VOI/Ahmad Faisal/AHM)

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March

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Malaysia, Rusdi Kirana on Friday, (16/3) in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia inaugurated 17 new Community Learning Centers (CLC) in the Sarawak region. This learning center is provided for children of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BMI), especially those working in plantation sectors scattered in various areas of Sarawak. At a press conference at one of the CLCs at the Sachiew oil palm plantation, Yuang Group in Miri, Ambassador Rusdi Kirana said in addition to the new CLC in Sarawak, the Government of Indonesia also plans to build vocational schools as a continuation of basic education at CLC.

“In Sarawak the target is 50 and now there are already 12 CLCs. The target on this trip is 17, so the first 19 must have been run. Today we have inaugurated 17, so it becomes 36. We have a target by June there will be 50 CLCs in Sarawak. For Sabah, we will build a vocational school from Elementary, Junior High School. We will direct it to vocational schools. As already mentioned earlier, the major of the vocational school includes culinary, hospitality, and mechanics. Hopefully at the end of this Eid ul Fitr we do the ground breaking build the school. The fund is already available,” Rusdi Kirana said.

Ambassador Rusdi Kirana added that the target of building 50 Community Learning Center (CLC) in Sarawak in 2018 is a form of commitment of the Government of Indonesia to continuously provide decent educational access, including to children of Indonesian migrant workers residing in plantations in Sarawak. He also believes, if the children of the migrant workers are educated, undoubtedly their life in the future will be better. They will no longer work in the plantations like their parents do now. Therefore, to realize this, Ambassador Rusdi Kirana asked for an active role from parents to encourage their children to study in the CLC which has been provided in the plantation. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)