HR Forum Discussion 2021: Developing Family Friendly Policies in connection with COVID-19 Pandemic

The discussion aims to introduce findings on the benefits of having family friendly policies in the workplace and to share experiences with private companies that have implemented family friendly policies in the workplace.

The consequences of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are unprecedented and felt around the world. The pandemic is heavily affecting labour markets and economies, including global supply chains, leading to widespread business disruptions. With many businesses struggling to survive, loss of jobs and income and rising working poverty are a reality for many workers.

By giving working parents the time, information, services and resources, they need to cope with the crisis, family-friendly policies and practices can make a critical difference. They also make an important contribution to wider social protection. Employment and income protection paid leave to care for family members, flexible working arrangements and access to quality, emergency childcare are important measures that enable workers to protect and care for themselves, their children and their relatives. Employers can also play an important role in gathering and reporting sex-disaggregated data on how the situation is particularly affecting women.

This event is a part of webinar series as an initiative implemented by a UN project “Employment and Livelihood: An Inclusive Approach to Economic Empowerment of Women & Vulnerable Populations in Indonesia”. The project is funded by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Funds (UN MPTF). Four UN agencies, International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) implement the project.


Opening remarks
Maya Juwita, Executive Director of the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE) and Kazutoshi Chatani, Employment Specialist of ILO

Presentation of key findings
Nizma Fadila, Research Manager of IBCWE

Panel discussion
Willy Saelan, HR Director of PT Unilever Indonesia  
Yenita Oktora, HR Director of PT L’Oréal Indonesia

Zelda Lupsita, Program Manager of IBCWE