First Lady Iriana: Kartini Day, a Momentum for Indonesian Women to Rise Against Pandemic
The 2022 Kartini Day 2022 commemoration is a momentum for Indonesian women to rise against the pandemic, First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi said.
“The commemoration of the 144th Kartini Day in 2022 must be interpreted as an awakening era of Indonesian women. The awakening of Indonesian women against the pandemic. The awakening of Indonesian women for economic recovery so that we can immediately realize an advanced Indonesia as we all aspire to be,” First Lady Iriana said at the peak event of the 2022 Kartini Day Commemoration at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (04/21).
The First Lady stated that the well-controlled pandemic in the country cannot be separated from the hard work of all elements, including the great women of Indonesia.
“I would like to express my gratitude to all female health workers and all Indonesian women who have struggled to control the pandemic in the country. I would also like to offer my sincere condolences to the Indonesian women we lost at the forefront of pandemic handling,” she said.
The role of Indonesian women, the First Lady said, is highly expected in encouraging pandemic recovery. The role has great potential to speed up recovery and even improve the Indonesian economy.
“The Government will certainly continue to be committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for Indonesian women to work and maximize their potential in all sectors,” she said.
The First Lady also wished all Indonesian women a Happy Kartini Day. “Thanks to Kartini’s struggle and spirit, Indonesian women have equal positions to men in all areas of life, contributing to the development of the family, nation, and state. Thanks to Kartini, many Indonesian women today have made merits and achievements in their respective professions, both on national and international scales,” she said.
During the event, awards were given to 514 women who have made merits and achievements in various fields, such as the fields of education, health, social culture, environment, and agriculture. A total of 10 representatives of award recipients were present in person at the State Palace.
The names of the 10 representatives are as follows:
- Adriani Bawues (Bitung city, North Sulawesi province)
- Zubaidah T (South Aceh regency, Aceh province)
- Yovita Mariatik (Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara province)
- Kristina Sampa Tonapa (Pegunungan Bintang regency, Papua province)
- Sri Nurwati (Sambas regency, West Kalimantan province)
- Yuliana Momo (Tambrauw regency, West Papua province)
- Wagiem (Oku regency, South Sumatera province)
- Kezia Arabelle Tulalessi (Ambon city, Maluku province)
- Sere Rohana Napitupulu (East Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta)
- Ni Putu Ari Sapta Pratiwi (Gianyar regency, Bali province). (FID/UN) (FI/LW)