Policy Advocacy on Inclusive Workplace to the Government, Companies, and Trade Unions
Discrimination at the workplace is one of the structural barriers preventing PLHIV and key populations from being economically empowered. As an effort to address this issue, UNAIDS together with YKB, conducted policy advocacy by producing a policy paper and conducting a series of policy dialogues with key workplace stakeholders (the government, companies, and trade unions) to promote and implement the principles of inclusivity and non-discrimination at the workplace.
As for the policy paper, a strong engagement was made with various government officials, employer associations, trade unions, and other national key stakeholders. During the dissemination of this paper, a representative of the Ministry of Manpower specifically asked UNAIDS and YKB to strengthen the knowledge of labor inspectors in order to improve inclusivity at the workplace.
Series of Workshops on Inclusive Workplace with Labor Inspectors and Human Resource Managers in 3 Provinces (Banten, DKI Jakarta, and West Java)
As a follow up to the recommendations in the policy paper to strengthen the skills of labor inspectors and human resource managers in upholding the principles of inclusivity and non-discrimination at the workplace, UNAIDS and YKB conducted a series of workshops on inclusive workplace throughout February-March 2022. These workshops were attended by at least 150 participants from the labor inspectors and human resource managers in 3 provinces (Banten, DKI Jakarta, and West Java).
The workshop discussed various topics, such as health issues (HIV, TB, and COVID-19), gender equality, and stigma and discrimination. These topics were delivered jointly between YKB’s team and the community trainers. Furthermore, representatives from private sector companies in 3 provinces, such as PT. Cilegon Fabricators, PT. Parkland World Indonesia 2, PT. Pertamina, and PT. Chang Shin Indonesia attended the workshop to share programmes on tackling discrimination and fostering inclusivity at the workplace in their respective companies as best practices.
At the end of the series of workshops, a declaration of commitment and action plans were developed and agreed upon by labor inspectors and human resource managers in 3 provinces to strengthen the promotion and upholding the principles of inclusivity and non-discrimination at the workplace.
About our partners
Yayasan Kusuma Buana (YKB)
YKB is a civil society organization with long experience and expertise in conducting activities related to HIV prevention in the workplace, including advocating for HIV-related policies in the workplace. Operating since 1980, YKB has extensive networks of companies and business associations, trade unions, and related ministries and government agencies.
JIP is a community-based organization focusing its works on the promotion of the rights of PLHIV and key populations in Indonesia. JIP, as part of the national network of PLHIV and key populations, has an extensive network of PLHIV and key populations communities in 26 provinces across the country.