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Jakarta Timur, Indonesia
Joined December 2015
Presence in: Indonesia
Focus: Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Women's Rights

Since 2005, the Women Heads of Family Empowerment Foundation (PEKKA Foundation) has developed legal empowerment programs in 81 districts where the PEKKA Foundation is known for organizing in 20 provinces. One of the strategies developed through this legal empowerment program is to grow as many paralegals as possible from the Pekka community to be able to assist women and other marginalized community groups to gain access and protection of law and justice. More than four thousand female heads of household have raised the paralegal community. Around 700 of them are active in socializing legal empowerment materials for women, assisting the resolution of cases in the community, especially cases of violence against women and children and cases of legal identity, conducting policy advocacy at the local to national level to promote legal protection and justice for women and marginalized communities. .

Pekka’s legal empowerment and access to justice program focuses on:
• Gender based violence
• Legal identity
• social protection

Apart from growing Pekka paralegals, another approach taken by the PEKKA Foundation is through awareness education, capacity building for Pekka communities and legal stakeholder forums. In addition, it also focuses on policy advocacy and consultation on policies and services based on gender, legal identity and social protection at various levels.

Empowering female heads of households and contribute to building a more prosperous, gender responsive society with full respect for human rights, by improving the female heads of households’ welfare by organizing and facilitating them to have access to various resources; enabling them to actively participate in every phase of development in their regions; raising their awareness about their rights as human beings and as citizens; and empowering them to have control of their lives, the decision making process within their families, as well as within the society.

People Associated With This Organization

Fitria Villa Sahara

PEKKA (Unverified)
Joined March 2019
Interests: Family, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
Deputy Director of PEKKA Foundation (Women Headed Family Empowerment)

Leisha Lister

PEKKA (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Traditional / Customary Justice
Leisha is an experienced executive who specialises in capacity development in justice portfolios and public-sector administration.

Leisha commenced her career in child protection, supporting children and families in protective care in Queensland, Australia. She was later employed by the Department of Health where she was responsible for the coordination and leadership of a state-wide community health service. A senior leadership role that saw her mentor and lead a vast number of staff as well as contribute to policy development and operational management of health programs directed toward marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Leisha later graduated with a Juris Doctor, University of Canberra and completed her Graduate Diploma in Applied Law and a Master of Criminology and Criminal Law with First Class Honours.

Her recent experience is in federal courts administration at an executive level where she had a 17-year track record of results in courts administration, improving access to justice for women and children, as well as community, civil society and stakeholder engagement.

Leisha has also focussed on capacity development in the justice sector where she has spent the past 14 years working to strengthen justice institutions to uphold the rule of law, improve access to justice for vulnerable groups including women and children survivors of violence, and people living with disability in the Asia and Pacific region. Leisha’s leadership and executive management is supported by a Graduate Diploma of Business.

Nani Zulminarni

Joined December 2015
Interests: Family
I am a gender and development specialist, popular educator, and activist, My passion is in grass root community organizing and the economic and political empowerment of grass root women. In 2001, I founded PEKKA, the Women-Headed Family Empowerment, an organization that organize and supports rural widows, abandoned and divorced, single women around poverty, discrimination, and justice issues. I join this network to learn and share experiences, have conversation on certain challenges I face in the field, as well as develop friendships and network in working for access to justice.

Nunik Sri Harini

Joined April 2021
Interests: Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
About me:
My name is Nunik Sri Harini. I am a staff member of the Women Headed Family Empowerment Foundation (PEKKA Foundation). My current position is the Program Coordinator for the Strengthening of the Social Movement for the Empowerment of Women Heads of Families. Pekka's social movements cover law, education, health, politics and culture.
In 2019 - 2020, I was in the position of Information Systems Management Coordinator. Here I am responsible for data and information within the scope of the PEKKA Foundation. This includes data on legal case assistance that occurred in the assisted area of ​​the Pekka empowerment program.
Long before that, in 2003 - 2013 I was the field facilitator of the PEKKA Foundation and in 2014 - 2018 I was the regional coordinator for community development. In this second position I work directly with the community, among them is doing work related to organizing and empowering law.

My hope by taking the Legal Empowerment Leadership Course:
• Add and develop insights related to legal empowerment from other course partners. I am sure that this course will provide valuable lessons from academics who are the masters of this activity. Meeting sick people and great academics is a source of pride to me.
• The knowledge gained from this course can become the capital for PEKKA institutions in developing legal empowerment strategies in the field.
• Adding networks. With this course it is possible to meet colleagues from other institutions who have diverse experiences, knowledge and points of view.

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