SCWO is honoured to host a visit by Indonesia’s Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP), Ibu Gusti Ayu Bintang, and her delegation on 8 November 2022.
As Indonesia’s 2023 Budget aims to focus on empowering survivors to recover from their trauma, the Ministry – in partnership with stakeholders such as local organisations and private sectors – plan to establish a safehouse similar to Star Shelter to better protect women and children who suffer from violence. As such, the delegation looked forward to visiting Star Shelter to learn more about how SCWO protects vulnerable women and handle cases of family violence in Singapore.
We are proud and happy to be cited as an inspiration in successfully setting up a system to protect victims and empower them to take charge of their lives. SCWO looks forward to working with the MoWECP to raise awareness of family violence and the importance of keeping the safety of victims a priority. Both MoWECAP and SCWO recognise that collaboration and cooperation are key to catalysing women’s empowerment.