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Girls take over to promote gender equality

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 11 2019   /  12:14 am
Like a boss: Manda (center), a 16-year-old student from Cibinong in Bogor regency, West Java, talks about her experience in which she replaced Nezar Patria (right), The Jakarta Post editor-in-chief, for a day during a Girls Takeover campaign discussion in Central Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)(center), a 16-year-old student from Cibinong in Bogor regency, West Java, talks about her experience in which she replaced Nezar Patria (right), The Jakarta Post editor-in-chief, for a day during a Girls Takeover campaign discussion in Central Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)

Like a boss: Manda (center), a 16-year-old student from Cibinong in Bogor regency, West Java, talks about her experience in which she replaced Nezar Patria (right), The Jakarta Post editor-in-chief, for a day during a Girls Takeover campaign discussion in Central Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)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 #GirlsT...