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 Women's rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).
On 20 December 1993, the General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.Finally, on 7 February 2000, the General Assembly adopts resolution 54/134, officially designating 25 November as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and in doing so, inviting governments, international organizations as well as NGOs to join together and organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the issue every year on that date. ( UN ) 

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Three agendas await on the second day of President Joko Widodo's working visit in Papua New Guinea, Sunday, November 18, 2018. The three agendas are still in the series of the 2018 APEC Summit.

In the morning, the President will go to APEC Haus to take photos together with the heads of state / heads of government of APEC members.

After the coffee break, the event will then be followed by Leaders Retreat I with the theme "Connecting for Inclusive Growth Through Digital Future".

In the afternoon, the President was scheduled to attend a lunch with the heads of state / head of government. Lunch will be held in the form of discussion and adoption of '' The 26th APEC 2018 Leader's Declaration - Era Kone Declaration ".

Meanwhile, during the President's activities in APEC, the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia, Iriana Joko Widodo, will participate in the spouse program. Together with the wives of the heads of state / other government heads, Ms. Iriana will visit several places, including the National Museum & Art Gallery and to an amusement park where APEC Garden is located, as reported by the press release of the Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President , Bey Machmudin.

After the event, the President will return to the hotel where he will spend the night preparing to return to the country. From the hotel, the President and his entourage will head to Jackson International Airport and then take off to Juanda International Airport, Surabaya. (Public Relations Ministry of State Secretariat)


President Joko Widodo supervised Trans Papua Road construction, in Papua accompanied by Minister of Public Housing and Infrastructure. 


The President Joko Widodo met with the President of China Xi Jinping in bilateral meetings held on the sidelines of the APEC SUMMIT. The meeting occasions Hotel Stanley, Port Moresby, Saturday afternoon, 17 November 2018. (Photos and news: biro pers )


VOI Litterary Award 2018, 15 November 2018, Auditorium Jusuf Ronodipuro, RRI. With the Awardees and the panelist from Centre of Litterature Documentation HB JASSIN, Mr. Abrory Abdul Jabbar and from Language National Agency. 


WDD 2018-19 key messages

The primary aim of the World Diabetes Day and World Diabetes Month 2018–19 campaign is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition.

There are three main focus areas:

  • Discover diabetes
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Manage diabetes

Detecting diabetes early involves the family too

  • One in every two people with diabetes is undiagnosed. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent or delay life-threatening complications.
  • If type 1 diabetes is not detected early, it can lead to serious disability or death. Know the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and your family.



National Health Day (HKN) is celebrated every November 12, both at the central and regional levels. The theme of the National Health Day in 2018 is almost the same as the theme of HKN 2011, namely "I Love Healthy", while in 2011 it was, "Indonesia Cinta Sehat." While the sub-theme of HKN 2018 is, "Let's Live Healthy, Start from Us".


History of National Health Day

The history of the birth of the National Health Day commemorated every November 12 begins with efforts to eradicate Malaria in Indonesia. In the era of the 50s, Malaria was widespread in Indonesia. This disease affects almost all people throughout the country. There were hundreds of thousands of people killed in the Malaria outbreak. As a result of the many casualties, the government immediately took action by making various efforts to eradicate Malaria.

Efforts to eradicate Malaria began in 1959 with the establishment of the Malaria Extermination Service by the government. Four years later, namely in 1963, his name was later changed to the Malaria Extermination Operation Command which was shortened to KOPEM. This extermination effort was carried out by the government with the assistance of WHO world health organizations and USAID. With the efforts to eradicate Malaria, the government hopes that Malaria can be completely eradicated.
The form of efforts to eradicate Malaria itself is done using DDT type drugs. The spraying of the drug was carried out en masse to residents' houses on the islands of Java, Bali and Lampung. President Soekarno, who served as President of the Republic of Indonesia at that time, symbolically sprayed the first on November 12, 1959, in the village of Kalasan, Yogyakarta. This date is then designated as National Health Day (HKN) to be commemorated annually.
National Health Day Celebration
The celebration of National Health Day on November 12 was first commemorated in 1959. It was symbolically sprayed with Malaria mosquitoes by President Soekarno. After symbolic spraying is done, counseling is also given with the aim of providing an understanding of the danger of Malaria and so that they are more aware of it. In the following years, National Health Day (HKN) continued to be commemorated with the aim of providing health education and counseling for the people of Indonesia. ( divers ) 


Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla opened the Indo Defense Expo and Forum which is an exhibition and forum of the Main Equipment of the domestic production armament system, in Jakarta, Wednesday (7/11).  

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