Indonesia intent on more women leaders, fewer maternal deaths and eliminating gender-based violence

Towards improving women’s quality of life and ensuring their equal and inclusive participation in all arenas, Indonesia is focusing on three key issues. First, it aims to increase the participation and representation of women in decision-making processes, including by promoting them in senior leadership positions. Second, it intends to reduce maternal mortality by expanding access to reproductive health services. And third, it seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by informing all stakeholders in the family and community, including men, about combatting this heinous crime. Indonesia believes that stronger commitment, improved means of implementation and better cooperation are essential to overcoming current and future challenges. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said: “We are more than eager to improve the quality of life of women. We must ensure that women have equal and inclusive access to greater participation in as well as better control of and benefit from all sectors.” [Speech]