PRESS RELEASE – INSTITUT PEREMPUAN - WOMEN’S INSTITUTE’s Founder and Chairperson of Executive Board awarded the “ROLE MODELS FOR PEACE” Indonesia from “N-PEACE AWARD” 2013 and the Urgency of the Enactment of the Indonesian Presidential Regulation on the NAP on Prevention, Protection and Empowerment of Women in Conflict Areas (RAN P4DK) in line with Human Rights Instruments

The N-Peace Network has announced the Awardee of Role Models for Peace from N-Peace Award 2013 and the Media Release titled Asian Women Peace Activists Receive N-Peace Awards for Their Work in the Frontlines of Conflict could be accessed at: 2013



The N-Peace Award, organized The N-Peace (Engage for Peace, Equality, Access, Community and Empowerment) Network, is a prestigious award to give recognition and its build profiles of women leaders and women peace builders working to create change from grass-roots up to the national level in six countries (Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and the Philippines) in Asia affected by conflict. This initiative is facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific Regional Centre (APRC UNDP), in partnership with Search for Common Ground and the Institute for Inclusive Security, with the support of AusAID.


This year, we are honored that our (INSTITUT PEREMPUAN - WOMEN’S INSTITUTE) Founder and Chairperson of Executive Board, is being selected as the Awardee of  Role Models for Peace Indonesia from the N-Peace Award 2013. We do believe this is not a personal victory for herself, but an appreciation for the all inspiring women activists who struggle to promote peace and justice.


This victory is also certainly not the end. Various efforts to achieve meaningful peace and justice, in particular free from the violence, exploitation, and discrimination, is still a long way to go. In Indonesia, although we have the Law on Elimination of Domestic Violence, the Law on Victim and Witness Protection, the Law on Combating the Crime of Trafficking in Persons, but the implementation remains a challenge. As migrant workers or domestic workers, women are also still at risk of violence and exploitation. Therefore, the amendment to the Law on the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers Abroad and the deliberation of the Bill on Domestic Workers Protection, are still to be fought in order to accommodate the issue of violence against women, while the Law on Social Conflict Management is also need to be criticized, together with the new Law on Community Organizations which was passed recently despite strong rejection from civil society.


In particular, with this Award, once again we are very hopeful that the President SBY could immediately enact the Presidential Regulation on the National Action Plan for Prevention, Protection and Empowerment of Women in Conflict Areas (RAN P4DK) which is currently is still a draft Presidential Regulation on the National Action Plan for Protection and the Empowerment of Women and Children in Conflict Management 2014-2019 (RAN P3A-PK). It is very important to make sure the NAP in line with human rights instruments in particular women, peace, and security (WPS), including the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) 1820 (2009), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2010); 1960 (2011), and the newest UNSCR 2106 adopted by the UN Security Council on June 24, 2013. The NAP aims to ensure the presence of women’s role in peace-building, particularly in conflict areas.


Now is the time for RAN P4DK in line with human rights.


Thank you and regards,

R. Valentina Sagala, SE., SH., MH.


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