Friday, 14 December 2018 | 18:02 WIB

Yenny Wahid Speaks about the Roles of Village Women at UN Forum

Wahid Foundation Director Yenny Wahid.

JAKARTA, NNC - Wahid Foundation Director Yenny Wahid is speaking before the audience in the United Nations Headquarters in New York about the involvement of women at the village level in a global effort to tackle the dangers of radicalism and terrorism.

"The more powerful a woman is, the less likely she is exposed to the action of radicalism," Yenny said in a written statement received in Jakarta, Tuesday (3/13/2018).

In a high-level meeting organized by UN Women in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT), she said the strengthening of village communities, especially women, would have shown massive impact.

"The involvement of women in the prevention of radicalism is absolutely necessary since women are one of the main victims if there is violence in the community," she added.

In a meeting attended by the high-ranking leaders of several UN agencies, Yenny explained the impact of her program that targeted many people at the grassroots level. They were interested in the Kampung Damai (Peaceful Village) program that she initiated in various villages in Java.

"Through this program, we provide economic training and strengthening for mothers at the grassroots level, plus training on peace efforts that they can practice in their respective communities," she said.

"I am glad that we have the opportunity to explain this program because it means promotion for Indonesia," she said, quoted by Antara.