November 22, 2020, 10.36 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Women in Indonesia are expected to benefit from the effects of the digital era particularly in terms of employment opportunities.

Indonesia’s Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said that the digital era in Indonesia will shift industries and jobs driven by internet access which in turn plays a vital role for the national economy.

“Employment opportunities for women in Indonesia will be bigger as the labor market ecosystem in the country changes.”

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By properly harnessing the benefits of digital technology, Indonesian women will enhance their competency skills particularly those working in the country.

The Indonesian government is committed to investing in its female labor force and protecting women through the provision of social assistance programs.

Ida further reasserts her ministry’s dedication to empowering women in Indonesia as well as advocating for the protection of Indonesian women working overseas.

“The protection of Indonesian workers overseas is the country’s responsibility to fulfill the constitutional rights of its citizens.”

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Indonesia’s Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, I Gusti Ayu Bintang said that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the social and economic conditions for women in Indonesia.

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