AusAID’s MAMPU Program aims to improve “access and livelihoods for poor women in Indonesia”. The ILO Project under the Access to Employment and Non-Discrimination component of MAMPU is designed to promote economic and social empowerment of women through strategies that strengthen women’s access to and equitable involvement in formal employment and decent work in Indonesia. The Project is working in partnership with various institutions and organisations in Indonesia to strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders to promote the Project’s objectives - increasing poor, vulnerable and marginalised women’s access to decent work and promoting equality within employment.
During the preparatory phase of MAMPU, the ILO has engaged in a series of consultations and research with key stakeholders to identify Project strategies and interventions for the next 4-7 years. In the second phase of the Project (from July 2013 – 2016), the Project will partner with the Government (particularly the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Cooperatives and Small-Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Bappenas), trade unions, CSOs and the private sector to test innovative strategies to address persistent challenges to women’s access to employment and inequalities faced within employment.
National and Provincial Workshops on MAMPU
The National Workshop will be a platform for the ILO to deliver the results of research undertaken during Phase 1 of the Project and to introduce to all stakeholders the project design for the second phase. The Workshop shall also provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to come together to discuss challenges and opportunities for promoting women’s access to decent work and equality in employment in Indonesia. Through this Workshop, the ILO MAMPU project hopes to receive timely feedback and comments from key stakeholders on the overall Project design, interventions and their commitment to working in partnership with the ILO to achieve common objectives.
Specifically, the Workshops shall:
- present results from the research undertaken by TUFTs University on barriers to employment and decent work for women and pay inequality;
- discuss particular challenges affecting groups of women workers in the formal and informal economy in national and global supply chains;
- discuss the national legal framework for the protection and promotion of women workers’ rights and how this can be better used by all stakeholders to strengthen decent work for women in Indonesia;
- present the project design for MAMPU phase 2 to stakeholders; and
- provide an opportunity for all key stakeholders to discuss and comment on the research and proposed project interventions.