“If you educate a woman, you educate a family, if you educate a girl, you educate the future.”
Queen Rania of Jordan
OF INDONESIA’S CURRENT POPULATION ARE FEMALE
However, their representation in both public and private sector are still limited.
OF WOMEN REPRESENTATIVES IN PARLIAMENT
Indonesia is in a crisis of female leadership. Currently, out of 560 representatives in the parliament, only 17.3% of them are females. The root of female apolitical attitudes cannot be separated from the surrounding environment that often does not support young girls to develop their leadership potential, as well as the lack of platform for young women in particular.
OF WOMEN CEO OR BOARD MEMBER
Young women in Indonesia are less likely to be socialized by their parents to think about being a leader. From their school experiences, peer associations, and media habits, young women tend to be less exposed to politics and the importance of being involved in their community. Hence, many women do not want to compete in the political arena nor even care with their significant role to their community when they grow up.
GCL also serves as a mentoring and networking platform for youth leaders in the community. We help to connect them and encourage a collaboration to tackle issues in their society
By the end of every training, we provide small amount of seeds funding to help selected local initiative to kick-off their program and become a living example of woman’s amazing capability
Girls Can Lead Camp
Our team aims to improve the leadership skills of Indonesian young women and catalyze the growth of a new generation of leaders by providing free leadership training program in a form of 2 days camp. Our target participants are female high-school students and those who have interests in increasing their leadership skills.
To be able to have passion to run for the office, we believe firstly they have to have the basic leadership skills, which consist of several skills such as public speaking, analytical thinking, time management, and negotiation.
Currently we operate in 4 different provinces in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, West Java, Central Sulawesi (Poso), and Maluku (Ambon). Since 2017, we’ve trained more than 100 participants nation-wide.
Girls Can Lead Talk
To promote our cause, we held regular dialogues that discuss current issues related to youth leadership and women empowerment, in collaboration with various parties. In the past, we manage to engage with several high-ranking government officials, namely Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Retno Marsudi and The Hon. Maman Imanulhaq, Member of Parliament. This event usually held once or twice a year and open for general public.