UNODC and Second Chance Foundation Mark Kartini Day With Batik and Ecoprint Auction
21 April 2022
JAKARTA – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women support Second Chance Foundation in holding the batik and ecoprint auction to mark Kartini Day, which falls on 21 April 2022. The event is also supported by the Directorate General of Corrections and Hi-App.
Kartini Day commemorate the birth of national heroine Raden Ajeng Kartini, who is hailed as a symbol of women’s empowerment in Indonesia for promoting gender equity and women’s rights during the 19th century in Central Java.
The online auction features 24 selected batik and ecoprint products crafted by the female inmates of the Semarang Correctional Facility in Semarang, Central Java. The products feature patterns and colours that symbolize Kartini’s spirit of empowerment and grace.
Since 2019, UNODC and Second Chance Foundation has been supporting the Semarang Correctional Facility in providing batik-making workshops for the inmates in a bid to prepare them with new skills.
All the auction proceedings will be directed to support the continuation of the batik-making workshops for the inmates.
Learn more about programs that support female inmates in Indonesia on an online discussion “Bangkitkan Semangat Emansipasi Kartini” (Raise Kartini’s Emancipation Spirit):
Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 WIB (Jakarta time)
- Dodot Adikoeswanto, IT and Cooperation Director of the Directorate General of Corrections
- Evy Amir Syamsudin, Founder of Second Chance Foundation
- Rabby Pramudatama, National Programme Coordinator of UNODC Indonesia
MC: Ni Luh Puspa, News Anchor Kompas TV
Registration link: bit.ly/IkutKegiatan
Contact person: Dylan (email@example.com)