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Women empowerment: Rula wishes to study Indonesia

Women empowerment: Rula wishes to study Indonesia

Dec 06, 2017 - 20:17

KABUL (Pajhwok): First Lady Rula Ghani has said she wishes to learn more about Indonesia, especially in terms of the empowerment of women in her country.

The First Lady’s visit to Indonesia comes as a return visit after Indonesia Minister of Women`s Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yembise
visited Afghanistan in May 2017.

At the time, Yembise was a speaker at a symposium on the women`s empowerment in Afghanistan.

According to ANTARA News, Rula Ghani said she did not have a deep knowledge about Indonesia and therefore she wished to study more about Indonesia and its positive sides.

She stated that many things can be learned from Indonesia, especially in terms of the empowerment of women, including legal products, the process of eliminating discrimination and violence against women, conflict prevention, and movement of women, among others.

"I want to learn more about the problems faced in Indonesia," she pointed out.

“Not all conflict can be solved by men, but some conflicts can be overcome by women too," remarked Yohana Yembise, who added they were mapping out the needs of Afghanistan’s women.

She said Afghanistan was studying various matters concerning Indonesia, especially Indonesian government`s policy on women`s empowerment.

"We are mapping the wishes of Afghanistan," she said, on the sidelines of her activities to accompany Rula Ghani.

According to Yembise, Afghanistan was interested in the Indonesian nation`s ideology of Pancasila and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or unity in diversity, as the slogan of the Indonesian nation, which trigger harmony in Indonesia.

The country was also interested in exchanging experiences with Indonesia on women`s empowerment.

For the short-term program in 2018, Yembise noted that Indonesia will invite five representatives from Afghanistan to learn about women`s empowerment in Indonesia.