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Jakarta Post

Investing in women, girls pays dividends

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 16 2016   /  08:46 am

When investing in women and girls, everybody wins. That is the resounding message expected to come out of the Danish capital this week when Copenhagen hosts the largest international conference on women’s and girls’ rights, health and well-being yet to be held this millennium.

World leaders, academics, policymakers, activists, media, royalty, civil society and private sector representatives will gather in Copenhagen to put the spotlight on how to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development so it matters most for girls and women.

As Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Yohana Susana Yembise will represent Indonesia together with more than 30 other delegates from the legislature, media, academia, civil society as well as youth delegates. Together, they will engage representatives from the rest of the world in discussions on issue...