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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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    Mastri, Lawrence

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

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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.