Expanding our advocacy: Looking through the layers of age and gender
Perkumpulan PRAKARSA, an influencing grantee from Indonesia, champions for the inclusion of the elderly through advocating for better social assistance and protection policies. The organisation uses innovative ideas and initiatives through independent research and active participation of the rightsholders in order to create social justice and flourishing societies.
One of their key reflections is understanding how gender plays an important role in ensuring access to social services is fair; given the difference in needs between men and women. PRAKASA also uses a series of discussions with the public and key stakeholders to ensure that the elderly’s voice is heard as the Social Assistance Policy is improved.
Here is an article they wrote highlighting their thoughts on and vision for using a gender lense in furthering inclusion.