6 Promote gender equality and empower women

Where we are?


Efforts to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment have largely been on track for MDGs achievement by 2015. In 2011, the NER of girls to boys at primary school level (SD/MI/Package A) was 98.80; at junior secondary school (SMP/MTs/Package B) the figure was 103.45; while at higher education level it was 97.82. The literacy ratio of women to men in the 15-24 year group age reached 99.95 percent in the same year. Meanwhile, targets in step with the MDGs include the NER of females to males at senior high school which reached 101.40 in 2011. An increase in contribution by females is observed in the labor affairs sector, notably in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector, which reached 36.67 percent in 2011. Additionally, the proportion of seats occupied by women in the parliament has likewise gone up: it reached 18.4 percent in 2011.

UNDP's work in Indonesia

Gender Disparity Index (GPI) of females to males


1.04 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG3
  1. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015
    • Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
    • Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
    • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament