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Jakarta Post

Discourse: RI, Australia face similar challenges in gender equality: Envoy

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  01:48 am
Sharman Stone (Courtesy of DFAT)

Sharman Stone (Courtesy of DFAT)Women's empowerment is enjoying greater visibility these days as more and more women speak up against violence and seek to redefine their roles in society. To this end, governments must be ready to listen to the most marginalized of voices. The Jakarta Post’s Dian Septiari recently interviewed Australia’s ambassador for women and girls, Sharman Stone, who visited Indonesia to promote gender equality. Her visit coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a United Nations-backed international campaign launched on Nov. 25. Below are excerpts from the interview:Question: Could you tell us a bit about how you are working with Indonesia on gender equality?Answer: I have been working with civil society and governments where we share the same ideals. [Australia and Indonesia] have mutually invested in trying to support women and girls...