UNODC supports Training of Trainers for Women against Corruption Movement
In 2012 and 2013, Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a household survey on anti-corruption values in families in Central Java and Yogyakarta. The study showed that only four percent of parents surveyed had taught their children the values of honesty in society. This discovery has led to multiple questions being raised on the perception of corruption in society.
In response to the results, KPK started the Saya Perempuan Anti-Korupsi (Women Against Corruption) movement in 2014. The campaign focuses on enhancing and empowering women to prevent corruption in their working environment while also nurturing corruption-free values in their families and social settings. To achieve this objective, facilitators known as "agents" - women from all lines of work in more than 80 cities across Indonesia -have been trained by KPK. Since 2014, these agents have engaged around 105,000 people in Indonesia.
To expand the participation of women in law enforcement agencies as agents of the movement, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in collaboration with KPK, organised a Training-of-Trainers programme in Yogyakarta on 13 - 15 June 2017. Seventy female participants from the Indonesian National Police and Prosecutors’ Office in Yogyakarta attended the training opened by Mr. Hamengku Buwono X, Governor of Yogyakarta.
In his opening remarks, the Governor recognized the important role of women as agents of change and stated: “combating corruption through repressive measures would be futile without raising awareness on corruption-free values. Women have the unique ability to nurture anti-corruption values within the family," said Mr Hamengku Buwono X.
During the next three months, each agent is expected to promote the issue at their workplace as well as among their families and community. Since its implementation, the campaign has recruited 494 agents across Indonesia and as it continues to expand, UNODC stands ready to provide its assistance to the Government of Indonesia in promoting and empowering women in preventing and tackling corruption.