KLHK Supports the Efforts to Realize Justice and Gender Equality in the Forest and Land Sector

By : Dina Astria And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, March 30 2018 - 17:30 IWST

KLHK mendukung upaya dalam mewujudkan keadilan dan kesetaraan gender di sektor hutan dan lahan
KLHK mendukung upaya dalam mewujudkan keadilan dan kesetaraan gender di sektor hutan dan lahan

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Women's groups have a strong understanding of the natural resource sector, as part of efforts to achieve equality and fairness in sustainable management of natural resources and prosperity.

Recognizing the importance of women's role in conservation of the environment and forestry, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya will meet with community representatives from 10 provinces across Indonesia to discuss the consolidation of justice and gender equality programs in natural resource management ) that is sustainable.

The Ministry of LHK realizes and fully recognizes that for women, forests and land are not only economically valuable, but have broader meaning. Forests and lands have social, cultural and cultural values ​​that are part of women's existence. The values ​​should be maintained and maintained, said Siti Nurbaya in a dialogue forum held at Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jakarta (28/03/2018) .This event is also planned to be attended by Minister of Empowerment of Women and Child Protection, Yohana Susana Yembise.

As many as 80 community representatives, who are partners of Save the Forest and Land through this Governance Improvement (SETAPAK), convey directly to Minister Siti, various initiatives in finding, finding and facilitating gender equality fighters in the management of natural resources. Related to this, KLHK will continue to give full attention to this in accordance with the mandate of the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

These initiatives have been implemented by several civil society organizations of The Asia Foundation (TAF) partners: LBH Aceh, MATTA, Qbar, WALHI Sumsel, Aman Mentawai, PBHK, SP Palembang, Sp National, JATAM East Kalimantan, AMAN Kaltim, PBHK, AMAN Kalbar, JARI, PPK, Sikola Mombine, YMP, Paradisea and PtPPMA.

On the same occasion, Lili Hasanuddin, Director of the SETAPAK Program (Save the Forest and Land through Improving Governance) established that The Asia Foundation (TAF) with its partners through the SETAPAK program has continually strived to strengthen community capacities including local women to realize forest and land governance with equitable gender and realizing equity and equality in the management of natural resources in Indonesia.

Among them is by conducting a National Meeting of Justice and Equality Fighters in Natural Resource Management. The meetings are expected to be a space for women candidates with the support of men's groups to improve capacity and share advocacy-related strategies in promoting gender equitable forest and land governance, Lili said.

Lili is confident with 68 SETAPAK partners consisting of a civil society organization (CSO) and research institutes at the national level and 10 provinces of key program locations, namely Aceh, West Sumatra, Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Papua, and West Papua. And 5 additional areas are: Bengkulu, South Sulawesi, Yogyakarta, Bangka Belitung and North Sumatra, SETAPAK program will further strengthen its role in fighting for gender equality and equality especially for women.

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