Gender Justice and
Social Inclusion

Gender Justice &
Social Inclusion

We strive for a world that is equal for all genders. Gender equality is an important goal in its own right, as we cannot eradicate poverty and achieve social justice while gender inequality persists. We promote the empowerment of women and girls, by increasing women and girls’ voice, leadership and education, while engaging men and boys to transform the unequal power relations. Our work on Gender Justice and Social Inclusion aims to achieve equal and inclusive access to services, protection of vulnerable groups, women and youth empowerment, freedom from violence, and dignified livelihood for all people. To achieve this, we:

  • Strengthen women’s voice based to access
    their rights

  • Promote inclusive governance that allows
    power influence and space creation

  • Increase resilience to withstand and
    overcome shocks and challenges.

YCP is committed to reducing poverty and empowering women and girls and consistently places this as central to all its work and continuously work on developing innovative empowerment approaches for women and girls that could transform their lives. To bring about such changes, YCP not only works with the women, but also with local governments, private sector, development partners, civil society organizations and communities through:

Gender Justice &
Social Inclusion

Under the BUKA project, working with female garment workers and the unions, YCP provided capacity building for trade unions to negotiate better work place conditions environment, fulfilment of their rights and professional opportunities through more gender responsive collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Meanwhile under the WDHL project, YCP provided training and knowledge enhancement on health-related matters, financial literacy and leadership skills to female garment workers who have formed the EKATA group as their platform to voice and pursue their well-being and dignity. Through the HOPE project, YCP works with female tea pickers to increase their knowledge and awareness on gender equality and their rights to participate and make decisions that affect their lives particularly related to their health and well-being.

Through the PROSPER and PACE projects, YCP invests in the next generation through interventions that strengthens their health, enhances their knowledge and confidence to enable them to develop their potentials and have a better future. Under the PROSPER project, elementary students are trained as Little Doctors and become the cadres in their schools to educate their peers on healthy and hygienic practices. The PACE project enhances young female students’ self-esteem and confidence, problem solving and leadership capabilities and also the ability to better care themselves.

Disaster Risk Management

As a country that sits in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is one of the world’s most natural disaster-prone areas and is at risk to multiple disasters earthquakes, tsunami, volcano, cyclone.  Over the last 30 years, there have been an average of 289 significant natural disasters per year and an average annual death toll of approximately 8,000 people and forcibly displacing people from their homes.  Climate change is also recognized as a key threat to Indonesia’s development.  Rising sea levels, changing weather patterns and unsustainable practices had led to increased flooding, landslides, droughts that caused uncertainty in water availability and disruption to food production, and could lead to social-economic crises especially hurting the poor and vulnerable groups.

Our work on Disaster Risk Management includes humanitarian response and disaster preparedness, risk reduction and mitigation, climate change impact adaptation, promotion of sustainable practices, and promoting innovations and diversification of livelihoods. 

Humanitarian Response and Recovery Programs

Our humanitarian foot print in Indonesia began from our initial presence in 1967 and continued to this day. Together with the government and our partners, we had assisted affected communities in some of the major disasters that had hit Indonesia, such as the Aceh Tsunami, the El Nino induced forest fires in Kalimantan, the Padang and Yogyakarta earthquakes, and 2018 Palu earthquake-tsunami.

In 2018, when Central Sulawesi was hit by a 7.4SR earthquake and subsequent tsunami, YCP was one of many humanitarian organizations that responded to assist affected communities in Palu, Sigi and Donggala. This emergency response was then continued with our recovery programme to help the people of Central Sulawesi recover from the devastating impacts of the earthquake and tsunami through our Central Sulawesi Recovery

Following the onset of the pandemic in Indonesia, we mounted our COVID-19 response to protect and assist vulnerable communities, particularly in the areas where we operate.  Following our initial response that focused on protection and preventive measures, we continued our response to support affected vulnerable communities with economic impact mitigation efforts.  To date, our response had directly reached 58,099 people across 13 districts in 6 provinces. 

Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction

Given the constant disaster risks that face communities, efforts are needed to improve awareness and the ability to adapt to climate change that synergized with efforts to reduce disaster risks.  Our work to achieve this objective span across disaster preparedness and resilience building of communities that are vulnerable to disasters and impact of climate change. In doing so, YCP works closely with communities themselves, local authorities, civil society organizations, and community-based institutions.

Under the SinerGI project, YCP provided training and capacity building to communities in Jakarta that are regularly face floods and also could be at risk from earthquakes. Under the project, communities are given simulation of emergency response and support to forming community-based emergency preparedness task force.

Meanwhile, through the Partners for Resilience project in NTT, YCP works with communities to help them in identifying risk mitigation strategies to adapt to and mitigate the adverse impact of climate change on their lives and livelihoods.  Building on the lessons learned and best practices of the first phase, PfR now is focusing on building community’s capacity to integrate risk mitigation strategies in the local development plan and budget. This community-based activity is complemented with support and advocacy to the local government so that they prepare policies that are IRM friendly and allocate the required budget to support these risk mitigation activities.  

Forging Partnership,
Building Alliances

YCP seeks to be an equal and effective partner with a range of groups in Indonesia, including NGOs (national and international) and private sector organizations with whom we share common values and mission.  YCP sees partnerships as purposeful relationships and platforms for collaboration resources are shared to reach shared goals, and that facilitate access to expertise and funding from diverse sources to strengthen capacities, deepen impact, and foster innovation.

YCP fully embrace localization and believe only through local partnerships response delivery will be effective and recovery support can be sustained. It is with this view that, in December 2019, YCP together with 1 national and 3 local NGOs in Central Sulawesi formed JAPRI Wallacea, a network of NGOs that are committed to working together on preparedness and response activities, share information and experience and resources and build other local NGOs capacities in response and preparedness competencies.


  • Indonesia Rapid Gender Assessment in
    Response to COVID-19
  • Panduan Penggunaan Dana Desa Untuk
    Respons COVID-19
  • Panduan Penyusunan Rencana
    Kontingen Penanganan
  • Policy Brief The Importance of Accountability Mechanism
    for Affected Individuals in Humanitarian Response

  • Policy Brief on Combating Gender-Based Violence

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