Indonesia is ranked 88th out of 144 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report. It also ranks 107th out of 144 for Economic Participation and Opportunity. In Indonesia, women are more likely to face unemployment, unfair conditions in informal employment and lower pay, consequently being held back from contributing to the national economy. For International Women’s Day, Isabel Dunsten, Gender Focal Point at UNDP, organised and moderated a panel discussion on improving the working world for Indonesian women with the following experts:

  • Anis Hidayah, Executive Director, Migrant Care. Anis works on behalf of the millions of Indonesian women and men who seek work abroad to feed their families and face serious risk of exploitation and abuse. She has dedicated her career to the protection of migrant workers.
  • Emma R. Allen, Ph.D, Indonesia Economist at ADB. Emma is currently developing the Indonesian chapter for ABD's flagship publication "The Asian Development Outlook" and previously worked as a labour market economist with the ILO.
  • Francesco D’Ovidio, Country Director, ILO Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Francesco is a Jurist in International Law with 15 years of International working experience in 29 countries. Prior to his appointment in Jakarta, Francesco held the position of ILO Country Director in Pakistan.