Saturday, 14 December 2019

Mother's Day; Ridwan Kamil Shows Hike in Women Development Index

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  • TEMPO.CO, Bandung - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil led a ceremony to commemorate Mother's Day at Gedung Sate in Bandung on Saturday, December 22, 2018. During his speech, Ridwan said that women development index in West Java is gradually increasing.

    "We are really proud of it, but there are still problems. So, West Java administration supports women empowerment in various sectors," said Ridwan on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

    The support was evident from the provincial program named "Sekoper Cinta" (A Suitcase of Love) or Sekolah Perempuan Capai Impian Dan Cita-Cita (Women School to Achieve Dreams), which was an informal school program for women. The former mayor of Bandung said people were enthusiastic to join the program.

    Through the program, Ridwan hoped that women could be more exposed to education about family and economy. "Thus, the life quality in West Java will increase," Ridwan noted.

    As West Java Governor, Ridwan aims to apply the program in all West Java districts and cities.

    "There is no school for family matters. Now, we design a women's school in which 60 percent of the subjects are about family, and in Bogor, it is proved to reduce the rate of divorce and domestic violence," said Ridwan.

    AHMAD FIKRI (CONTRIBUTOR)