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A call to dignity : how Indonesia's Women-Headed Household Empowerment Program (PEKKA) is transforming lives and changing development paradigms (English)

Launched in 2001 in response to the plight of a faction of poor women - the widows of the conflict in Aceh Province - the Women-Headed Household Empowerment Program (PEKKA) has mushroomed into a community-driven phenomenon across eight provinces that shows all signs of continued, rapid growth. Emphasizing vision, capacity building, networking, and advocacy for those at the lowest end of the social scale - poor single women heads of households - the PEKKA spark has become a blaze that seemed ready to ignite a national movement. A program that helps the individuals that most aid programs pass over - widows and single women household heads, PEKKA also seeks to embolden poor Indonesian women to take charge of their lives and engage in the development cycle as a cooperative bloc.

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  • Author

    Mastri, Lawrence

  • Document Date

    2012/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    91452

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Indonesia,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2014/10/27

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    A call to dignity : how Indonesia's Women-Headed Household Empowerment Program (PEKKA) is transforming lives and changing development paradigms

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Citation

Mastri, Lawrence

A call to dignity : how Indonesia's Women-Headed Household Empowerment Program (PEKKA) is transforming lives and changing development paradigms (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/361631468267035342/A-call-to-dignity-how-Indonesias-Women-Headed-Household-Empowerment-Program-PEKKA-is-transforming-lives-and-changing-development-paradigms