The government of Japan has approved the financial package of 2.86 million USD for Indonesia to assist the neighbouring country in its struggle against the covid-19.
Almost $3mln will be provided through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to protect and maintain the dignity of women and vulnerable groups during the corona pandemic.
Indonesia’s Ministry for National Development Planning thanked Japan for its continuance of an agreement on a national action plan between the Indonesian government and the UNFPA.
The South Asian country’s government will continue to give initiatives to ensure sustainable development through partnerships with international organisations and partner nations across the region.
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Over the decades, UNFPA and the government of Japan collaborate with the Government of Indonesia and civil society organisations. Tokyo is committed to protecting women and vulnerable populations in Indonesia during the pandemic to ensure no one is left behind during COVID-19 response.
The package of #3mln will also help provide dignity kits to women and other vulnerable populations along with service providers, including midwives, GBV first responders, and social workers.
The prolonged pandemic, combined with natural disasters in different parts of Indonesia, have taken a heavy toll on women and vulnerable populations who are facing increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV) and greater barriers to their access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and other essential services.
The one-year project is part of the global UNFPA-Japan joint COVID-19 life-saving response project in 18 countries in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and East and Southern Africa Regions