Indonesia/Malaysia, Peace promotion

Solidarity against violence to women and children

Fund: CHF 305,210
Number: 225.1008

Domestic violence, trafficking of women and children, and sexual exploitation of female migrant workers: these are taboo acts of violence from which countless women are forced to suffer. In Indonesia and Malaysia, Mission 21's project addresses these problems at two levels: the participating national and local organisations train staff to provide pastoral care and counselling for those affected, and they offer protection and support to the victims of violence. They also carry out social educational work. Workshops, training courses and campaigns are organised to raise awareness about gender equity and to encourage women to break their silence about acts of violence. A parliamentary initiative aims to achieve more effective legislation against the perpetrators of violence.

Aktivitäten

  • Setting up a network to support Indonesian migrant workers

  • Training church staff in areas from which workers migrate to provide education about the risks for migrant workers and offer them support

  • Training staff to provide pastoral care, counselling and support for victims of violence and those affected

  • Protection, counselling and support for victims of violence in the Durebang Women's Crisis Centre in Bandung, West Java, in collaboration with other centres

  • Launching a parliamentary initiative at national level, in conjunction with women's organisations, aimed at achieving more effective legislation against the perpetrators of violence

  • Awareness-raising campaigns on domestic violence and the trafficking of women and children

  • Support for single mothers

  • Workshops, training courses and campaigns on gender equity, also leadership and communication training for women