WADAH Convenes The Third Global Gathering | Jakarta, 22-23 March 2018

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Wadah Foundation, led by Ibu Anie Hashim Djojohadikusumo, has successfully held the Wadah Global Gathering (WGG) on 22-23 March 2018. The event was a gathering of social workers, which focused on extraordinary women from around the world who shared what they have done in their community in front of everyone present in the said gathering.

The WGG has always been a venue for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, mostly people who are often unseen and unknown, yet are able to provide powerful narratives of the challenges they face and future plans as well as generate global communication.

The theme of the meeting is WOMEN: Torchbearers and Pillars of Hope Towards Achieving The 2030 Global Goals (SDGs).

The theme was the main focus of the women leaders who work courageously and tirelessly in facing various challenges in their social environment and culture. It would also help demonstrate the role of women in achieving the target of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations’ member countries to end poverty, protect the earth and create prosperity for all.

The Wadah Global Gathering hopes to provide input to influential public audiences who have a concern for humanity and have the power to initiate not only the people, but also a nation to create a movement for women's voices to be heard in Asia and America.

The event was opened by Mr. Prabowo Subianto who also gave the keynote speech reminding that since the time before the Independence of Indonesia until now, the GERAKAN EMA-EMAK (Mother's Movement) has always been very important in the civilization of Indonesia. On the second day, the Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan also gave a speech emphasizing  that a city will  develop if all citizens participate in the development and, in fact, the women in Wadah have already done it. BRAVO!!

WGG activities has been made possible, all thanks to the Wadah Titian Harapan Foundation, that is now already 10 years old. However, Ibu Anie Hashim Djojohadikusumo has been engaged in social activities since 30 years ago. The Wadah Foundation has also been awarded a Special Consultative Status as a non-profit organization by the UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council). Not many institutions have been granted the said status because of the thousands of registrants and strict requirements. The Wadah Foundation has also obtained ISO 9001: 2015.

What has been done by Ibu Anie and Pak Hashim may not be widely recognized by people in Indonesia but it is clear they are philanthropists from Indonesia who has done much for social welfare through 50 more communities that spread in Indonesia. Of the 17 SDGs’ targets, these communities are currently focused on education, health, poverty alleviation, gender equality and the environment.

Thank you Ibu Anie. You are an incredible mother!  Hopefully what you have done would inspire other women in Indonesia.

(Agnes Marcellina)