I hope the commemoration of Mother’s Day serves as a reminder to all of us, both stakeholders and the public, that women hold a high position who contribute to the development of the nation we love.
Sleman, Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – Women’s Empowerment and Child Welfare Minister Bintang Puspayoga stressed that the commemoration of Mother’s Day on December 22 is a time to celebrate the women’s movement.
Puspayoga noted that for this year, the ministry has been working to promote the prospect that the commemoration of Mother’s Day in Indonesia is not just about mothers, but rather the commemoration of the struggle of the women’s movement on December 22, 1928. , in Ndalem Joyodipuran, Yogyakarta.
This place was where 30 organizations, comprising about a thousand women, had gathered to fight for their rights, the minister noted during a press conference here on Tuesday evening.
The press conference was attended by three witnesses representing the organizations, namely Aisyiyah (the women’s branch of the Islamic organization Muhammadiyah), a Catholic women’s organization, and Taman Siswa (an educational organization).
The main theme of the Mother’s Day commemoration is “Empowered Women, Advanced Indonesia”.
However, the sub-theme in 2021 is “Resilient women during the pandemic, women must be courageous to speak out and women must be innovative and dare to be agents of change”.
Puspayoga expects the celebration of Mother’s Day in Indonesia to be associated with the struggle of the women’s movement.
“I hope that the commemoration of Mother’s Day will remind us all, both stakeholders and the public, that women hold a high position who contribute to the development of the nation we love,” he said. she asserted.
The eve of the commemoration of Mother’s Day takes place on Wednesday at the Mandala Bhakti Wanitama building, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
At the event, the Minister will award an award to the leader of the institution, who is committed to achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and child protection.
In addition, she will award the “Resilient woman amid the COVID-19 pandemic” award.
Subsequently, Puspayoga will launch a Women G20 Empower activity during the G20 Presidency.
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