The minister aims to increase the participation of young women in entrepreneurship

It was very low compared to the men’s TPAK, which had reached 83.87 percent.

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) Bintang Puspayoga invited young women to become more involved in entrepreneurship in order to improve women’s participation in the business sector.

“We, the PPPA Department, truly appreciate all the initiatives being undertaken by various parties to strengthen women’s MSMEs (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises) and economic recovery, including building millennial entrepreneurship,” she noted in a statement on Thursday.

The trial aims to prepare young women to become economically independent in the future and to be able to participate in the development of the country’s economy, she said.

The minister emphasized that the equal participation of women and men in all areas is the key to a nation’s progress. However, inequality in women’s participation persists, particularly in the business sector.

According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the total female population in Indonesia reaches 133 million out of a total of 273 million Indonesians, and 53.6 percent of this number were working-age women.

However, the agency recorded that the female labor force participation rate (TPAK) was only 53.41 percent in August 2022.

“It was very low compared to the men’s TPAK, which had reached 83.87 percent,” the minister noted.

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Therefore, in order to reduce the inequality between women and men in the economic sector, she encourages young women to improve their economic independence through entrepreneurship.

The attempt is in line with one of the priority concerns of the PPPA Ministry to increase women’s empowerment in entrepreneurship with gender perspectives.

Puspayoga said attempts at women’s entrepreneurship empowerment have been conducted by the PPPA ministry through implementation of the Women-Friendly and Caring for Children Villages/Sub-Districts (D/KRPPA) program, among others.

Her site has also worked with various community organizations to deliver women’s entrepreneurship and leadership training in 15 provinces and 29 districts and cities.

“It is expected that empowering women in entrepreneurship with gender perspectives can support millennial entrepreneurs to develop an innovative and sustainable business,” she added.

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