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Girls take over leadership posts to promote gender equality

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 11, 2019   /  08:04 am
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High school student Manda Eka Azaria visits The Jakarta Post's office on Oct. 9. The 16-year-old student became chief editor for a day as part of #GirlsTakeOver, a movement to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. Manda suggested some excellent story ideas during her time at the Post. (JP/Donny Fernando)

In conjunction with International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11, child rights organization Plan International Indonesia Foundation (YPII) organized a campaign called #GirlsTakeover aimed at promoting gender equality. This year’s theme, Girls in Media, was chosen to build a positive public perspective about women in the media, according to YPII executive director Dini Widiastuti. “The campaign aims to highlight the fact that there are still representations of women and girls that need to be fixed, either on social media or conventional ones,” she told The Jakarta Post after a #GirlsTakeover event in Jakarta on Thursday. Plan International collaborated with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to conduct a research project on the representation of women and girls in film and media by analyzing 56 top-grossing films in 2018 from across 20 countries. Res...