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  • The Impacts of Forest Concession on Women’s Lives

    The data from Global Forest Watch (GFW) records a massive loss of tree covers in peat lands in Pelalawan Regency and Siak Regency, Riau, which could lead to prolonged forest fires. Currently, the proportion of degraded forests is much larger than the proportion of natural ones, potentially causing an extended impact on women who are highly dependent on forest conditions. The increasingly fast rate of deforestation each year is triggered by the large number of concessions granted to plantation and forest-based companies, thus limiting the people’s access to forests and natural resources.

Rita Kartika is a medical staff at the Central General Hospital of H. Adam Malik in Medan City. On July 19-20, 2017, she had the opportunity to participate in the ‘Gender Equality/Women’s Empowerment and Corruption Impacts for Women’ training held in Medan City. She received this training because the institution where she works in is a partner of ELSAKA Medan in the field of corruption prevention in the health sector.

 

Rita, as she is affectionately called, is one of the participants that were most active throughout the training. She was eager to voice out her opinions and share her experiences, particularly on corruption prevention efforts that have been carried out by H. Adam Malik Central General Hospital. At the end of the training, Rita is one of the participants that achieved the highest increase in score on her knowledge of the gender issue. In addition, as a participant of the training, she felt a boost in her confidence regarding her new-found knowledge on gender and is committed to implement her knowledge at her workplace.

Soon after participating in this training, Rita was given the opportunity to implement the knowledge she obtained from the training at her hospital. At the time, H. Adam Malik Central General Hospital just started a recruitment process and was preparing to welcome their new staff, most of whom are female nurses. Seeing the potential to encourage women’s participation in the effort to prevent corruption in the health sector, Rita suggested integrating the materials from the training into the guideline that will be given by the Hospital’s Anti-Corruption Study Center to all new staff. This suggestion was immediately welcomed because it is seen to answer the challenges faced by medical staff in the health sector, especially in relation to combating corruption to improve health services.***

 

 

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  • Women’s Leadership Training Module

    The Women’s Leadership Training Module is a guidebook based on a series of capacity building for women’s leadership held by Women Research Institute (WRI) in five selected areas, namely Padang, Deli Serdang, Mataram, Pekanbaru, and Jakarta. This is a follow-up from WRI’s 2012 research titled “Feminist Leaderships in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia in Influencing Social Movements and Its Correlation to the Improvement of Women’s Prosperity: A Case Study in 5 Regions.”  The research findings...

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