Inclusive Regulations for a Better World of Work

In this webinar, the representative of the Ministry of Manpower shares the existing government laws and regulation related to gender equality, non-discrimination, and inclusiveness in the world of work.


Background

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected many people. The pandemic is also exposing and deepening existing inequalities, and disproportionately affecting marginalized and vulnerable communities that are, too often, left without access to critical tools and services. Inequalities, fuelled by stigma and discrimination, have obstructed the access to employment for many people, including women, people with disabilities, people living with HIV, compounding the economic hardships those people already faced before the pandemic.

Furthermore, the pandemic has led to increased concern over workplace discrimination, an alarming consequence characterized by wrongful termination or discrimination because of age, race, disability status, parenthood, company position, health status, and other identifying characteristics. The economic toll of this latest public health crisis has been unprecedented, leaving many workers at a disproportionate risk for financial strain and job loss.

In this time of crisis, there is increasing concern about how to best protect the rights of workers during this time and ensure safe and healthy working conditions. Governance arrangements have played a critical role in countries’ immediate responses, and to ensure that the rights of workers are fulfilled. However, not many people know about the government regulations on labour. A better understanding of inclusive regulation can help both employer and employee to create a gender equal, non-discriminative, and inclusive workplace

Against this backdrop, the United Nations initiates to implement a 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. This webinar series is one of the activities in the project.

The webinar series is in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower, Association of Indonesian Employers (APINDO), Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN), Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), the National Movement for Competent Indonesia (Gerakan Nasional Indonesia Kompeten, GNIK) and other like-minded organisations. One of the topics is Regulations: Inclusive Regulations for a Better World of Work. In this topic, we would like the representative of the Ministry of Manpower to share the existing government laws and regulation related to gender equality, non-discrimination, and inclusiveness at workplaces, with the human resource practitioners and public as the target audience.

Objectives

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR practitioners and public about existing government laws and regulation related to gender equality, non-discrimination, and inclusiveness at workplaces. By having the awareness, it is expected that the audience can make their workplaces to be equal, non-discriminative, and inclusive for everyone.

Format

An indicative agenda is as follows:

Webinar – Presentations and discussion (60 minute format)
0:00 – 0:05 Welcome remarks, introduction of the topic and speakers by the MC
0:05 – 0:35 Presentation/talk by the first speaker
0:35 – 0:50 Q and A with participants
0:50 – 0:55 Interactive quiz
0:55 – 1:00 Closing by MC, introduction of the next session topic