The Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction (MAMPU) program aims to improve the lives of poor women in Indonesia. The first phase of the program (July 2012 – June 2016) will focus on five thematic areas that constitute priority areas for the Australia-Indonesia Partnership and represent key constraints to advancing the needs of poor women:
- Increasing women’s access to jobs and removing workplace discrimination
- Improving women’s access to government social protection programs
- Improving conditions for women’s overseas labour migration
- Strengthening women’s leadership for better maternal and reproductive health
- Strengthening women’s leadership to reduce violence against women.
The $60 million program will work with civil society organisations to analyse constraints, identify and test solutions, and use multi-stakeholder processes with the government, media, and the private sector to advocate for positive change to the welfare of women.