Project Number: 225.1001

    In the cooperation program, all Mission 21 projects in Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong-China are bundled and focused on a common goal. This strengthens the impact of the individual projects. By donating to the cooperation program, you enable your donation to flow into those projects where the money is most urgently needed. Over- or underfunding is avoided.

    Background information

    In Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong, democratization is experiencing setbacks. Local and regional conflicts erupt. The causes are structural violence and injustice: poverty and an extremely unequal distribution of goods, discrimination against women, ethnic and religious minorities, as well as corruption and abuse of power. Basic rights, such as the right to education, health and freedom of religion, are restricted or even denied.

    Mission 21 focuses on the advancement of women, interfaith cooperation and credible institutions. Here are three examples: In the transnational project Help for Women and Children Affected by Violence, affected women and children are supported and protected. Activities include accompaniment in cases of domestic violence, women's shelters, schools for migrant children in Sabah (Malaysia), counseling and support for Indonesian female migrant workers, and educational scholarships for girls at risk of child marriage. In the project Earning Income for Women, more than 500 women generate additional income with woven, textile and food products, which makes it easier for their children to attend school and provides them with security in the event of emergencies. For every franc that goes into the project, the women generate more than two francs of income. In interfaith peacebuilding in Indonesia, young adults prevent increasing intolerance and radicalization and advocate for peaceful coexistence in youth camps, schools, universities, and in public campaigns and social media.

    Program Goals

    Structural and physical violence and related restrictions on basic rights weaken communities and prevent women in particular from realizing their potential. Interventions in the core areas of education, peacebuilding and income generation empower women and their communities to overcome conflict, violence and injustice and thus contribute to a more dignified life. This is linked to social change that comes from partner organizations, their networks, and the people around them. People are empowered to improve their living conditions, to resist injustice and to make changes for peaceful coexistence and sustainable development.


    On site

    The theologian Tobias Brandner has lived with his family in Hong Kong since 1996. He works as Associate Professor of Theology at Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a part-time prison chaplain.

    Karmila Yusup

    The Rev. Karmila Jusup founded Pasundan-Durebang, an Indonesian crisis center for women in West Java, in 2013 to support victims of domestic violence. The center has also become a safe haven for Indonesian migrant workers returning from Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia.

    Daniel Gloor has been teaching as a lecturer at Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, since 1999. From 2009 to 2013 he was a lecturer at the Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (UBL) in Costa Rica. Since 2013, he has been teaching again at STS.

    Ueli Knecht travels regularly to Borneo as a consultant for the income generation projects. From 2009 to 2012 he was in Borneo as an ecumenical co-worker and knows the situation there very well.

    Outreach in the PEP program

    At regular intervals, young women and men from Switzerland support the project work in Hong Kong through Mission 21's PEP! program.

    more information about employment opportunities for young people


    Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong

    • around 306.6 million people live in Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong
    • 1.4 million women were under the age of 18 when they married
    • around 154,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong


    Program total 2023

    CHF 1.44 million



    Jacqueline Brunner

    Responsible church partnerships;
    Deputy responsible for legacies and bequests

    Tel. 061 260 23 37
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    Mathias Waldmeyer

    Team leader and program manager Asia
    Tel: +41 (0)61 260 22 63
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    Hope thanks to your support

    Mission 21
    Protestant Mission Basel

    PO Box 270
    Missionsstrasse 21
    4009 Basel, Switzerland
    Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 21 20

    Donation account Switzerland:
    IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2
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    Donation account Germany:
    Savings Bank Lörrach-Rheinfelden
    Swift BIC: SKLODE66
    BLZ: 683 500 48
    IBAN: DE39 6835 0048 0001 0323 33
    Account No. : 1032333

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