Indonesian Government Takes Steps to Engage Men in Preventing VAW

The Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment has expressed the desire to engage men in the prevention of violence against women in the country. They are working on the development of a new project that would use Equimundo’s Program H – an integrated group education and a community outreach model to engage young and adult men in health promotion, gender equality and violence prevention.

The Ministry also acknowledged the Indonesian MenCare + program (Laki Laki Baru) as a new men’s alliance for gender equality. Partners on MenCare+ in Indonesia are working with couples and fathers as caregiving partners; with young men and women to increase communication and sexual and reproductive health outcomes; and with men and families in reducing and preventing violence, by expanding access to violence counseling.