Jakarta (ANTARA) - Mastering information and communication technology will allow women and children to keep pace with current developments, the Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, Yohana Susana Yembise, said in a statement received in Jakarta, Thursday.

"The use of information and communication technology requires a change in mindset, vision, mission, values, strategy and work culture, and women and children must follow these global changes," Yembise said.

This was stated during the opening of the 2019 national coordination meeting of women's empowerment and child protection in Tangerang.

The Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection has also adopted information and communication technology to ensure development, Yembise remarked.

Women's empowerment and child protection at the national and regional levels could witness significant changes in policy, strategy, and implementation.

Welfare projects for women and children must be conducted through collaboration, networking, mutually reinforcing, and appreciating the work of other stakeholders from the government, which includes religious leaders, traditional leaders, community leaders, the business world and the mass media.

"We can work together and are committed to thinking about innovation and strategy by utilizing information technology," the minister stated.

Minister Yembise expected the national coordination meeting to harmonize policies and programs for the empowerment of women and child protection.

The meeting is expected to build networks, share innovations, experiences, and best practices in this regard.

Translator: Dewanto Samodro / Azis Kurmala
Editor: Sri Haryati
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