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  • Organisation

    PPSW Jakarta is one of the women’s organisations in Indonesia that has consistently developed and assisted women’s groups since its founding in 1986 until today. The objectives of PPSW Jakarta are women’s empowerment and social transformation for women’s status and role in society through improving women’s access and control over equitable resources and gender equality.

    In the economic and social empowerment of women PPSW Jakarta has successfully developed 21 groups / cooperatives of women which until December 2016 have: (a) Total deposits Rp 30.011.678.142 (b) Loans Rp 70.885.608.825 (c) Total assets Rp 44.569.405.269 (D) Number of members 17,244 persons (d) Number of cadres 682 persons.

    The results of a study conducted by PPSW Jakarta in collaboration with CAS UI: 40% of PPSW assisted members in Jakarta are over 50 years old, 58% of members are on average graduated from elementary – junior high school, 32% have no job or as housewives and 23% as traders. Almost all members (92%) work in the informal sector who do not have retirement, even 90% do not know and do not have old-age planning, and do not have knowledge about humanity.

    To address this problem, PPSW Jakarta since 2012 has conducted Financial Education to 1,134 assisted members with the aim of providing knowledge and awareness about humanity, and providing information on the importance of financial planning for mature women (40+), in order to have preparation for planning of old age with a happy, prosperous and independent life. Through Education Programme, PPSW Jakarta has experienced working with women of mature age (ages 40+) to the elderly.

    PPSW Jakarta has a strategic programme (for every three years) and an annual plan.The planning of the PPSW Jakarta programme is arranged in a bottom up approach and begins with the planning process from below, by facilitating female institutions (cooperatives).

    • Organisation

      PPSW Jakarta is one of the women’s organisations in Indonesia that has consistently developed and assisted women’s groups since its founding in 1986 until today. The objectives of PPSW Jakarta are women’s empowerment and social transformation for women’s status and role in society through improving women’s access and control over equitable resources and gender equality.

      In the economic and social empowerment of women PPSW Jakarta has successfully developed 21 groups / cooperatives of women which until December 2016 have: (a) Total deposits Rp 30.011.678.142 (b) Loans Rp 70.885.608.825 (c) Total assets Rp 44.569.405.269 (D) Number of members 17,244 persons (d) Number of cadres 682 persons.

      The results of a study conducted by PPSW Jakarta in collaboration with CAS UI: 40% of PPSW assisted members in Jakarta are over 50 years old, 58% of members are on average graduated from elementary – junior high school, 32% have no job or as housewives and 23% as traders. Almost all members (92%) work in the informal sector who do not have retirement, even 90% do not know and do not have old-age planning, and do not have knowledge about humanity.

      To address this problem, PPSW Jakarta since 2012 has conducted Financial Education to 1,134 assisted members with the aim of providing knowledge and awareness about humanity, and providing information on the importance of financial planning for mature women (40+), in order to have preparation for planning of old age with a happy, prosperous and independent life. Through Education Programme, PPSW Jakarta has experienced working with women of mature age (ages 40+) to the elderly.

      PPSW Jakarta has a strategic programme (for every three years) and an annual plan.The planning of the PPSW Jakarta programme is arranged in a bottom up approach and begins with the planning process from below, by facilitating female institutions (cooperatives).

    • Project

      Dementia is one of the biggest problem faced by elderly in Indonesia, in addition to stigmatisation and discrimination. It is estimated that Indonesia has 1.2 million people with dementia and is included in the top ten countries with the highest dementia in the world by 2015.

      As a follow-up from their previous empowerment grant, Pusat Pengembangan Sumberdaya Wanita Jakarta (PPSW Jakarta) is implementing a project targeting elderly women in East and South Jakarta. The project “Taking care of each other: an elderly cooperative‘ aims to realise healthy, independent and productive elderly communities. It is an advanced stage programme -comprehensive in approach to prevent dementia and to prioritise elderly in public services.  The overarching goal of the project is to improve the quality of life of elderly women.

      Specifically, it aims to:

      1) establish the Cooperative-based “Elderly Care Model” that provides priority and special services for the elderly;

      2) strengthen the Elderly Care leaders to establish the Cooperative-Based “Elderly Care Model”;

      3) expand the access of elderly women to social protection of the Old Day Fund (DHT) and DASIMA and prevention of dementia;

      4) facilitate access to health services and adminduk (population administration) for elderly through priority services in urban villages and community health centres; and

      5) increase public awareness, elderly women and women leaders in dementia prevention, and prioritising elderly care services.

      To achieve these objectives, PPSW Jakarta conducts the following activities:

      1) establish the Cooperative-based “Elderly Care Model”;

      2) education and learning activities for Elderly Care leaders;

      3) expand access to social protection and dementia prevention;

      4) facilitate elderly women to gain access to health services and legal identity through priority services in urban villages and community centres; and

      5) conduct public campaigns in dementia prevention and reduction of stigma and discrimination towards elderly women.

      Monitoring is done once in three months and evaluation at the end of the program.

  • Project

    Dementia is one of the biggest problem faced by elderly in Indonesia, in addition to stigmatisation and discrimination. It is estimated that Indonesia has 1.2 million people with dementia and is included in the top ten countries with the highest dementia in the world by 2015.

    As a follow-up from their previous empowerment grant, Pusat Pengembangan Sumberdaya Wanita Jakarta (PPSW Jakarta) is implementing a project targeting elderly women in East and South Jakarta. The project “Taking care of each other: an elderly cooperative‘ aims to realise healthy, independent and productive elderly communities. It is an advanced stage programme -comprehensive in approach to prevent dementia and to prioritise elderly in public services.  The overarching goal of the project is to improve the quality of life of elderly women.

    Specifically, it aims to:

    1) establish the Cooperative-based “Elderly Care Model” that provides priority and special services for the elderly;

    2) strengthen the Elderly Care leaders to establish the Cooperative-Based “Elderly Care Model”;

    3) expand the access of elderly women to social protection of the Old Day Fund (DHT) and DASIMA and prevention of dementia;

    4) facilitate access to health services and adminduk (population administration) for elderly through priority services in urban villages and community health centres; and

    5) increase public awareness, elderly women and women leaders in dementia prevention, and prioritising elderly care services.

    To achieve these objectives, PPSW Jakarta conducts the following activities:

    1) establish the Cooperative-based “Elderly Care Model”;

    2) education and learning activities for Elderly Care leaders;

    3) expand access to social protection and dementia prevention;

    4) facilitate elderly women to gain access to health services and legal identity through priority services in urban villages and community centres; and

    5) conduct public campaigns in dementia prevention and reduction of stigma and discrimination towards elderly women.

    Monitoring is done once in three months and evaluation at the end of the program.

  • Results

    “Caring for the elderly through a family approach.”

    PPSW Jakarta used these lines as the focus of their door to door sticker campaign. It aimed to change perceptions of the elderly, from being seen as a burden to their families to being “healthy, productive, and independent”. These lines also embodied their approach towards Voice’s support.

    Over the course of 12 months, PPSW Jakarta has:

    • Supported 1,114 elderly women to contribute 141,410,219 IDR (approx. 8,750 EUR) to an Old Age Fund through three cooperatives, which they can access during their retirement;
    • Supported 613 elderly women to contribute 18,597,730 IDR (approx. 1,150 EUR) to a Joint Risk Fund, which they can access during times of great need; and
    • Facilitated 279 elderly women’s access to their community Elderly Care Centres, which provides various social services such as health and financial education.

    These achievements would not have happened without an empowerment and influencing process of the elderly women themselves. Through the project:

    • 20 elderly women were trained to be community leaders to coordinate and lead activities at the Centres as well as encourage other elderly women to go for health checks; and
    • 25 – 60 elderly women attended consultation meetings with their provincial health offices, provincial social offices, community centres, and other government agencies to successfully influence them in developing and providing elderly-friendly services (e.g. health care provisions, activity rooms, mobility-friendly offices).

    Awareness-raising also played a significant part in the project. Apart from the sticker campaign, PPSW Jakarta held an Elderly Festival, which gathered elderly women and key stakeholders to amplify their campaign. Social media also became a platform for the organisation to provide regular updates on their activities, from community health exercises to meetings with relevant community service providers.

    Through their activities and success, the women grew confident to continue building their own communities with other elderly women, be more involved in the cooperatives and elderly care centres, and demand the social services they need.

    There is still much work to be done, however. PPSW Jakarta and the women leaders said the impacts of the campaign remains limited. More awareness-raising needs to happen among family members to change their perceptions of the elderly as unproductive. Lastly, not everyone who participated in the project lives close to the elderly-friendly services that their local governments offer. There is a need to influence local authorities on how to bring these services closer to their homes.

     

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