Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:15

Gunungkidul- Tuesday & Wednesday, 25th & 26th July 2017, Rifka Annisa becomes the facilitator and also the workshop facilitator for discussion related to UU Desa No. 6 of 2014. The activity that took place at Hotel Cikaraya Gunungkidul was attended by 20 participants that representatives from Jetis Village, Kepek Village, and Ngalang Village. This activity aims to get participants to strengthen village mapping in a participatory and village data-building techniques, as the basis of village planning.

The first day sessions began with the exposure of regulations derived from the Village Law by Farhad from the Gunungkidul District Protection, Women and Children Office. In this case, Farhad describes some regulations as derivatives of the Village Law, such as Government Regulation No. 43 of 2014 which was changed to Government Regulation Number 47 of 2015, then Government Regulation Number 60 of 2014 changed into Government Regulation Number 22 Year 2015 and Government Regulation Number 8 Year 2016 Related to the Village Fund. Related to the many rules of this derivation, Farhad still emphasizes the five principal substance of Village Law, namely recognition and subsidiaritas, village democratization, social capital and creativity of the village, village finance, and people's economy.

Unlike the first day, three speakers on the second day stressed the importance of the Village Information System for participatory village planning, especially regarding the importance of marginalized needs such as women, children and disability groups. This topic was delivered by Muhammad from the Indonesian Society for Social Transformation (INSIST), Agus Hermanto community acting from Beji Village, and Dina Mariana from Institute for Research and Empowerment (IRE). Furthermore, at the end of the session, Director of Rifka Annisa, Suharti, conveyed the related story of Rifka Annisa's experience in running various activities program which is expected to help increase the participation of women in village government level.

Two days of discussing the village law, the participants were enthusiastic, especially when the material sessions were related to the implementation of information systems and gender equality in the lowest level of government. An interesting discussion among participants and facilitators has colored this activity, although there are still some differences regarding the conceptual understanding of gender equality with its implementation in relation to the Village Law which often occurs in the field.

Written: Vina Anggraini relawan magang dari Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Jawa Timur.

Translator : Laras Intansari from Brawijaya University

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:08

Gunungkidul- As an effort to prevent and handle violence against women and children, Rifka Annsia cooperates with various parties including the Village Government. One of the villages in Gunungkidul who became a partner of Rifka Annisa is Jetis Village, Saptosari sub-district. The Jetis Village has a fairly active Forum for the Handling Victims of Violence against Women and Children (FPK2PA). FPK2PA has been formed since November 2015 and along with the declaration of prevention of child marriage in Saptosari District. They worked for the prevention and handling of violence against women and children by involving various parties among them; District Government, PKK, teenagers and etc.

                On Monday, July 24, 2017, Rifka Annisa was invited to be a speaker in the coordination event and the establishment of a new board of FPK2PA Jetis Village. In this case Nurmawati the speaker ifrom Rifka Annisa explained the main task and function of the management of FPK2PA. The event that lasted from 13.00 s.d 16.00 WIB aims to evaluate the form of success and various challenges experienced by the forum. In addition, the purpose of this meeting was to establish a new stewardship and to discuss again the work of FPK2PA. Because the importance of a forum that deals with violence against women and children needs to be improved in quality, in the service field, especially in the addition of personnel. Participants who attended this meeting were approximately 41 people, including The Headman of Village, Chairman of FPK2PA, Village Secretary, Kesra, representatives from Rifka Annisa and other members.

                In the beginning, FPK2PA consisted only of two service areas, namely the field of prevention and handling. However, at this time, the field of FPK2PA services increased, one of them health field by involving villagers who work in the field of health, such as midwives, nurses, pharmacists and so on. In addition, the formation of the new board involves religious leaders and hamlets in Jetis Village. Yatinah, the vice chairman of FPK2PA, revealed that during this time FPK2PA activities are lacking spirit, but with the new board members, it is expected that the forum will become more active and also the Village Children's Forum (FAD) can be revived. Yatinah also added that FAD can be a positive activity space for children and adolescents, so that they can avoid the vulnerabilities to become victims and perpetrators of violence.

Writen by: Sarahtua Simanungkalit Relawan Magang dari Medan

Translator : Laras Intansari form Brawijaya University

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