“As an individual, women have unique perspective in seeing opportunities, chances, and responsibilities. Therefore they are more responsive in various public and domestic affairs, making their leadership essential to the communities” said H.E. Yohana Yembise, the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection during the opening ceremony of the Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Women and Leadership Program, Surabaya (19/9).This, as much, summarizes the whole idea of women empowerment. That, women should lead, creating new solutions to many public difficulties.
Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Woman and Leadership is a collaborative work of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, and the Colombo Plan Secretariat, aimed to address many complex issues women faced nowadays, such as violence, discrimination, poverty, sexism, impacts of new technologies, threats of environmental degradations and many more. 18 participants from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, each share their experiences of women’s empowerment and leadership and how it may lead to better communities.