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  • Organisation

    The Women Resource Development Centre or 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 are that: 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 Program, 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) as well as an annual one. The planning of the PPSW Jakarta programme is arranged in a bottom up or begins with the planning process from below, by facilitating female institutions (cooperatives).Besides based on the results of women’s planning at the grassroots level, Strategic Planning of PPSW Jakarta also invited resource persons to provide inputs on women’s movement map at global, national and local level, and strategic issues related to fundamental problems faced by women’s movement at the base level. In the Strategic Planning, PPSW Jakarta also reflects its strategic role in strengthening the women’s movement and facilitating easy access to the fulfillment of basic rights of women and marginal communities.

    • Organisation

      The Women Resource Development Centre or 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 are that: 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 Program, 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) as well as an annual one. The planning of the PPSW Jakarta programme is arranged in a bottom up or begins with the planning process from below, by facilitating female institutions (cooperatives).Besides based on the results of women’s planning at the grassroots level, Strategic Planning of PPSW Jakarta also invited resource persons to provide inputs on women’s movement map at global, national and local level, and strategic issues related to fundamental problems faced by women’s movement at the base level. In the Strategic Planning, PPSW Jakarta also reflects its strategic role in strengthening the women’s movement and facilitating easy access to the fulfillment of basic rights of women and marginal communities.

    • Project

      For the Voice project PPSW Jakarta focuses on elderly women in East and South Jakarta. Why the Elderly? Because Indonesia nowadays has entered the ‘Booming Ageing’. Total of elderly in 2014 reached 20.24 millions or about 8,03% of the total society in Indonesia. Why focusing on women? It is not only because the total of elderly women is more than elderly men, but also because the elderly women have less access to economy and social security and to employment opportunities. The elderly widows also have less chance to remarry. It is all about gender issues.

      The main goal of this programme is to improve the quality of lives of elderly women, and the specific goal is
      (1) to improve elderly women’s access to Dana Hari Tua (DHT / Retirement Fund) and Dana Resiko Bersama (DASIMA / Risk Mutual Fund) through women cooperatives,
      (2) to improve elderly women’s access to social services (education and health),
      (3) to improve elderly women leaders’ capacity and participation through Balai Peduli Lansia (Elderly Care Center) in synergy with Posyandu Lansia (Integrated Services Center for the Elderly), and
      (4) to raise public awareness to decrease discriminatory treatment and stigma through various public campaign in print and social media, and also through Elderly Care Festival.

      To reach those goals, PPSW Jakarta implements some activities such as:
      (1) cultivating women leaders at the grassroots level,
      (2) building Elderly Care Center,
      (3) critical education for women leaders and elderly women,
      (4) building social protection mechanism for elderly women,
      (5) facilitating elderly women to get membership of Agency for the Provision of Social Security Health (BPJS),
      (6) doing public campaign to decrease stigma and discriminatory treatment on elderly women.

  • Project

    For the Voice project PPSW Jakarta focuses on elderly women in East and South Jakarta. Why the Elderly? Because Indonesia nowadays has entered the ‘Booming Ageing’. Total of elderly in 2014 reached 20.24 millions or about 8,03% of the total society in Indonesia. Why focusing on women? It is not only because the total of elderly women is more than elderly men, but also because the elderly women have less access to economy and social security and to employment opportunities. The elderly widows also have less chance to remarry. It is all about gender issues.

    The main goal of this programme is to improve the quality of lives of elderly women, and the specific goal is
    (1) to improve elderly women’s access to Dana Hari Tua (DHT / Retirement Fund) and Dana Resiko Bersama (DASIMA / Risk Mutual Fund) through women cooperatives,
    (2) to improve elderly women’s access to social services (education and health),
    (3) to improve elderly women leaders’ capacity and participation through Balai Peduli Lansia (Elderly Care Center) in synergy with Posyandu Lansia (Integrated Services Center for the Elderly), and
    (4) to raise public awareness to decrease discriminatory treatment and stigma through various public campaign in print and social media, and also through Elderly Care Festival.

    To reach those goals, PPSW Jakarta implements some activities such as:
    (1) cultivating women leaders at the grassroots level,
    (2) building Elderly Care Center,
    (3) critical education for women leaders and elderly women,
    (4) building social protection mechanism for elderly women,
    (5) facilitating elderly women to get membership of Agency for the Provision of Social Security Health (BPJS),
    (6) doing public campaign to decrease stigma and discriminatory treatment on elderly women.

  • Results
    ''Caring for the elderly through a family approach"
    "Realizing healthy, productive and independent elderly"
    PPSW Jakarta used these lines as the focus of their door to door sticker campaign. It aimed to change perceptions on the elderly, from being seen as a burden to their families to being “healthy, productive, and independent”. These lines also embodied their approach towards this grant.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 threecooperatives, 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
    • Facilitated the access of 279 elderly women 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
    • 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 their community health exercises to meetings with relevant community service providers.
    Through their activities and success, the women grew confident to continue the work of 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 in order to change their perceptions of the elderly as being unproductive. Lastly, not everyone who participated in the project live 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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