Speaker of the Republic of Indonesia DPR Puan Maharani Ensures Readiness for the 44th AIPA Session
Jakarta – The Chairperson of the Indonesian Parliament, Puan Maharani, confirmed Indonesia’s readiness to host the 44th General Session of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly or AIPA.
The session, which will be attended by the parliaments of ASEAN member countries, will be held on August 5-11 in Jakarta.
The Chairperson of the Indonesian Parliament, Puan Maharani also said that it would push the issue of gender equality into the General Session of the Encouragement, she continued, it was important to give a portion to women to be involved in all fields.
“On the basis of the principle of equality, in all areas and levels of public life. Especially in decision-making positions, including in the world of politics,” said Puan.
In this AIPA session, the DPR RI carried the theme ‘Responsive Parliaments for A Stable and Prosperous ASEAN’ or ‘Responsive Parliament for a Stable and Prosperous ASEAN’.
Previously, the DPR had held a series of pre-AIPA General Session activities. One of them was the Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA) or Committee for Women Parliamentarians of AIPA, in Padang, West Sumatra, last June 2023.
The WAIPA session this time took the theme ‘Enhancing ASEAN Resilience through Women Leadership and Gender-Responsive Parliament’.
Through WAIPA, ASEAN countries seek to forge a more inclusive and resilient shared commitment to women’s groups.
“WAIPA also promotes women’s leadership, empowers women entrepreneurs, strengthens gender-responsive laws, and tackles gender-based violence,” said Puan