BackgroundThe ILO MAMPU Project is part of the Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction Programme (Maju Perempuan Indonesia untuk Penanggulangan Kemiskinan – MAMPU), funded by the Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The ILO MAMPU Project aims to improve access to employment and decent work women homeworkers and women workers with disabilities in the conditions of equality in Indonesia. The Project Phase 2 has been implemented since February 2014 by engaging 4 partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and 6 partner trade unions (TUs): Yayasan BITRA Indonesia (Bitra), Yayasan Annisa Swasti (Yasanti), Trade Unions Rights Centre (TURC), Mitra Wanita Pekerja Rumahan Indonesia (MWPRI), FSB Kamiparho (KSBSI), FSB Garteks (KSBSI), FSP RTMM (KSPSI Rekonsiliasi), FSP TSK (KSPSI Rekonsiliasi), FSP TSK (KSPSI Kongres Jakarta) and KSPI. The Project’s partner NGOs and TUs are implementing Project pilots and initiatives in North Sumatera, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java provinces of Indonesia.
The Project Phase 2 will end on February 19th, 2015 and after a year of implementation, there are knowledge, good practices and lessons learned that have emerged and worth sharing and discussed. The Project, however, has also faced a number of challenges in its efforts to raise awareness on the existence and conditions of homeworkers and women workers with disabilities and in identifying, organizing and advocating decent work for homeworkers and women workers with disabilities.
In order to address common challenges in implementing the initiatives, as well as facilitate sharing among stakeholders on lessons learned and good practices, a Knowledge Sharing Workshop will be organized at the national level. This workshop shall support the development of consensus among constituents and stakeholders on the way forward for the Project. The Project will be held in Surabaya, East Java on 10-12 February 2015 (venue to be informed).
Objectives of the Knowledge Sharing Workshop are:
- to facilitate sharing of lessons learned, challenges and good practices that have emerged;
- to promote peer learning and development of collective actions; and
- to produce recommendations and agreed strategies and actions on the way forward.
The Knowledge Sharing Workshop is expected to produce:
- Documentation of lessons learned and good practices,
- Documentation of identified challenges and agreed strategies and actions to address these challenges,
- Agreed actions on the way forward for the implementation of ILO MAMPU Project.
Written report in English and Indonesian that capture the above outputs will be made available by the Project and disseminated to workshop participants.
Participants of the workshop are the Project’s partners trade unions (KSBSI, KSPSI Rekonsiliasi, KSPSI Kongres Jakarta, KSPI); partners NGOs (Bitra, Yasanti, TURC and MWPRI); homeworkers representatives from Medan, Yogyakarta, Solo and Malang; APINDO; Ministry of Manpower; MAMPU Programme Managing Contractor (Cowater); the Government of Australia’s DFAT; ILO MAMPU Project team; and ILO Jakarta representatives.