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Efforts needed to expand gender equality in workplace

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, March 22, 2019   /  09:27 pm
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Female leaders of Indonesia’s state and private sectors are striving to achieve gender equality in the workplace, something they acknowledge as having long been overlooked in the formal work environment. They explained their efforts during a joint event titled “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiated by UN Women, UN Global Compact, UN Sustainable Stock Exchange and several other partners. As the presence of women in the workplace increases, stakeholders need to ensure their rights and safety so that their contribution can be translated into a larger contribution to economic growth, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said. Sri Mulyani, perhaps the highest-profile female figures in finance in Indonesia, emphasized the policymaking process in the country increasingly involved women’s empowerment issues. “The principles of gender equality ar...