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Female coffee farmers get empowered in Bali

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, March 16, 2018  /  07:38 pm
Female coffee farmers get empowered in Bali

Participants strut their stuff at the one-day event to raise awareness about health and well-being among female farmers and season workers. (Courtesy of Hilton Hotels/File)

Maintaining good health was a key point stressed at a local coffee farmers’ community gathering in Bali recently. 

Over 100 women joined the one-day event to raise awareness about health and well-being among female farmers and seasonal workers. Activities included an aerobic workout session, a doctor’s pep talk, medical check-ups, as well as a motivational workshop on women empowerment.

In celebration of Women's Week, to coincide with Women's Day that falls annually on March 8, Hilton Hotels in Bali organized the event with the Bali Mountain Women's Coffee Cooperative, a local community of 105 female members. 

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The Bali group is Indonesia's second all-female coffee cooperative after the Java Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative that was established in Ciwidey, West Java, in October last year.

In 2014, the Hilton signed the CEO Statement of Support for the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles, which emphasized promoting women to leadership roles, engaging them as business partners and fostering a community partnership that invests in women and girls through education, training and professional development. 

"Reflecting the Hilton's Travel with Purpose commitment to encourage shared values for business and communities around the globe, we are proud to team up with the Conrad Bali and Hilton Garden Inn Bali-Ngurah Rai Airport, to give back to our local community while creating a positive impact through fostering women empowerment, strengthening local partnership as well as supporting the production of sustainable coffee," said Peter Simpson, Hilton Bali Resort's general manager. (liz/kes)

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