BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Established since 2015, Women’s Study Centre (Pusat Studi Wanita, PSW) Universitas Pasundan was designed to respond to issues on gender. Unpas PSW encourages intellectual sources from various disciplines of knowledge to support the forming of solution on gender issues, in order to develop more of regulations and strategies involving gender issues.
Quoted from psw.unpas.ac.id, Head of Unpas PSW, Dr. Hj. Mulyaningrum, SE., M.Hum explained that Unpas PSW is part of community which takes participation actively in the sustainable development and prepare qualified human resources.
“Unpas PSW tend to strengthen the rights of women and men on gaining same opportunities, confirmation/affirmation/recognition and appreciation in the society, both in the process of development itself, service access, as well as gender’s equality and equity,” she explained.
Unpas PSW focuses on studying gender and children’s issues, develops the concept of gender relationship, provide scientific support in forming curriculum regulation and suggestion related to gender, conducts training and improves gender studies in other PSWs in other universities, as well as empowers the community through the perspective of gender.
Unpas PSW refers to the University Tri Dharma: consisting of education and training, research, and community service. Unpas PSW partners include international institution, government agencies, universities, non-government institution, local government and industry.
Last 2019, Unpas PSW also initiated the closed seminar as a support for the idea of West Java Provincial Government entitled “Jabar Ramah Lansia”. This program was expected to actualize the happy, productive, powerful and independent elders in West Java.
Throughout 2015-2020, Unpas PSW has been actively running the work program related to gender issues, including by attending West Java Public Participation for Women and Children’s Welfare (Partipasi Publik untuk Kesejhteraan Perempuan dan Anak, PUSPA), Indonesian Association of PSW/Gender and Children, collaboratin with the West Java Office for Children Empowerment and Protection (Dinas Pemberdayaan dan Perlindungan Anak (PPPA) Jabar).
“We also provide consultation service and advocacy about children’s welfare and protection, hold a training and gender socialization program in the community, as well as conduct the study and real act for women’s empowerment in various sectors,” she continued.
Unpas PSW has also conducted research about women on the empowerment of women perpetrators of domestic violence cases through an independent advocacy model in the context of reforming the judicial process, developing potential for labour and land use, and the leadership profile of female school principals.
“Unpas PSW is an excellent multidisciplinary study centre institution that is oriented to a gender perspective. We always minimize and eliminate gender inequality that occurs in society in formal or informal environments,” she concluded. (Reta)*