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Residents affected by the Batang-Semarang toll road construction expect fair and proper compensation as they are to be evicted

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The 2018 Ied al-Fitr holidays is approaching in two months’ time, yet the process of completion of compensation for land used for the construction of Batang-Semarang Phase III toll road has not reached an agreement between the affected citizens and the Government (represented by the National Land Agency/BPN and the District Court). The eviction process,

PATTIRO: The Villages Should Be At the Forefront in Alleviating Malnutrition Problems

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Jakarta, 28 January 2016 – Indonesia is facing complicated nutrition problems. The 2013 Basic Health Research data shows that the number of infants weighing less prevalence is at 19.6%. While on the other hand, the number of obese children remains high, at 18.8%. This obesity problem also happens to the teenagers and the adults. PATTIRO

Ordering the Village Governments to Use the Village Fund Only for Infrastructure Development, PATTIRO: The President to Harm Villages’ Democratic Spirit

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Jakarta, 15 January 2016 – President Joko Widodo ordered the village governments to use the 2016 village fund disbursed by the central government only for infrastructure development[i]. PATTIRO regards the president’s statement as something that has harm villages’ democratic spirit. “The decision has violated the Village Law mandate which has provided more democratic spaces to

PATTIRO: To Reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate, Health Ministry Should Provide Spaces for the People to Monitor Village Midwives

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Health Minister Nila Moeloek notes that there are at least 5 targets of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in health sector Indonesia failed to achieve, one of which is the target to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR)[i]. Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) Secretary General Tuminah Wiratmoko stated one of the reasons that cause the failure is the

Press Release | Sofyan Djalil: Partnering with Civil Society is a Must

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Mexico City – The Minister of National Development Planning Sofyan Djalil stated that it is important for Indonesian Government to acknowledge the partnership with civil society as partnership is one of many other Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles. “It is important to build a partnership with civil society” said Sofyan in a panel discussion “The Open