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Iran to adopt Indonesia’s home industry program

Semarang, C Java (ANTARA) – Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Zahra Java said she would try to adopt Indonesia’s home industry programs in her country.

“We will invite the Indonesian delegation to Iran to share the best practices,” Zahra said at the closing ceremony of an event on sharing the best practices of home industries here on Wednesday.

Zahra hoped that both countries could support each other with regard to women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming.

A memorandum of understanding, on the cooperation between the two countries in the areas of women’s empowerment, family security and child protection, was agreed upon when the Indonesian Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Yohana Susana Yembise, visited Iran in July 2018.

Meanwhile, Head of Planning and Data Bureau of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Fakih Usman stated that sharing the best practices adopted over the home industry program was part of Indonesia’s commitment to the Iranian government, according to the MoU.

“The Indonesian government is committed toward advancing gender equality in Indonesia,” he said.

The delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited Rembang District, Central Java, on April 9, 2019, to learn first hand the best practices in Tritunggal and Pasarbanggi villages as pilot programs on the home industry.

Meanwhile, Head of Rembang District Abdul Hafidz said the home industry program could not only increase the local economy, but also prevent women from working as migrant workers abroad.

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