BANDUNG CITY- The Sekoper Cinta (Women's School Achieve Dreams and Aspirations) Program initiated by the Regional Government (Pemda) of West Java Province will be a national pilot project program and implemented throughout Indonesia by the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture (Kemenko PMK) RI.
As stated by the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil after being the inspector of the 91nd Mother's Day commemoration ceremony in 2019 West Java Province Level in Gasibu Field, Bandung City, Monday (12/23/19).
"I reported the Sekoper Cinta yesterday to the Coordinating Minister for PMK to be made a national program. The success of the Sekoper Cinta, verbally the Coordinating Minister for PMK, would make the program implemented throughout Indonesia," Emil said - as Ridwan Kamil was called.
According to Emil, Dewi Sartika, who was able to create a complete curriculum about increasing the role of women and gender equality, inspired her to launch the Sekoper Cinta program. The program also has graduated approximately 2,700 West Java women.
"We are ready for a complete curriculum, right, from economic affairs, education, children, family security, to detecting radicalism," he said.
"This (Sekoper Cinta), if applied to all women in Indonesia, I think the country's problems can be solved by strengthening," he added.
Emil also stated, Dewi Sartika was a hero who became a symbol of the rise of West Java women. "The rise of West Java women can be seen from the figure of the hero Dewi Sartika. To be smart, you don't have to go to formal school, it's the size," he said.
Commemoration of the 91st Mother's Day is a momentum to continue to improve maternal health. That way, said Emil, West Java's future generation is free from stunting. In addition, he also claimed to be proud that gender equality is now increasingly prominent.
"These two achievements (Chancellor of Padjadjaran University and Bandung Institute of Technology are led by women) complement the extraordinary spirit of gender equality of women and mothers," Emil said.
During the ceremony, Emil read the speech of the Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmavati. In his speech, Bintang stated that Mother's Day was the momentum of the nation's awakening of women's struggle. Mother's Day was declared at the Indonesian Women's Congress in Yogyakarta on December 22, 1928.
"Commemoration of Mother's Day is expected to be an important moment encouraging all stakeholders to pay attention, recognition of the existence of women in various development sectors," he said.
According to Bintang, today's Indonesian women are required to actively gain equal access and opportunities to men in various development fields. This will provide great confidence that women are able to improve the quality of life and develop their potential and abilities as a driving force as well as agents of change.
"Commemoration of the 91st Mother's Day is the starting point of the movement to accelerate women's empowerment in various fields of development and provide protection for women to realize the direction of the President so that the theme raised this time is Advanced Indonesian Empowered Women," she said.