Badung (ANTARA) - The 2nd National Women's Conference in Bali on Saturday aimed to ensure the strengthening of the principles of equality and inclusive women's participation, Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, Bintang Puspayoga, said.

In a statement issued by her ministry, Bintang said that the activity was a form of the government's commitment to empower women, people living with disabilities, and marginalized groups.

"We ensure no one is left behind based on the principles of equality and inclusive participation. We all continue to strive so that women are not just objects but can be subjects in development activities," she said.

The participants of the conference included civil society organizations and Women-Friendly and Child-Caring Villages (DRPPAs) assisted by the ministry.

The partners of the Indonesia-Australia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (INKLUSI) program and community organizations that focus on women, children, disabled people, and marginalized groups also took part in the event.

Bintang said that the INKLUSI program is inseparable from the commitment of local governments, which are paying great attention to issues affecting women and children.

"I salute the great change in the groups of women who are now seen as part of the development actors, have their opinions heard, have the courage to deliver programs and solutions from the village to the central level, and are financially independent," she said.

2nd National Women's Conference series kicked off online on March 26 and resulted in proposals and recommendations on nine issues, supported by quantitative and qualitative data.

The activity covered 477 villages, 163 districts, and 35 provinces and involved more than 4,000 participants.

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