The “Country Profile of Women’s Health and Development in Indonesia” contains a thorough review of the following: Geographical, Political, Socio-Demographic, and Economic Profile of Indonesia; Status of Women; and Women’s Health Status. In view of the complexity of the problems facing women, the document concludes that Indonesia needs a plan for the future with a gender perspective that prioritizes increased life expectancy, legal protection, and empowerment for women. To reach this goal, Indonesia started by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and set it into law in 1984. This convention, together with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that was ratified in 1990, directly addresses various issues facing women, children, and families.
"Country profile of women's health and development in Indonesia. Technical assistance to increase awareness and acceptance of ICPD principles to Directorate of Community Participation, Ministry of Health," Final Report. Jakarta: Population Council, 1998.
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