Occupation: Pastor at Pasundan Christian Church (GKP); Counsellor at Pasundan Durebang Women Crisis Centre; Coordinator of Women at Asia Fellowship of Mission 21. Indonesia

What was your first connection with Mission 21 or Basel Mission?

In 2002, through the Women Commission of Pasundan Christian Church, Mission 21 supported me with an English course for 6 months. This course helped me a lot to improve my English and because of that, my self-confidence is better. Since then, I decided to be active participant of every workshop offered by women commission which is mostly supported by Mission 21.

What have been your contributions to the empowerment of women?

  1. Since 2015 until now, I am one of the trainer for Gender Justice Workshop in Pasundan Christian Church.
  2. Since 2005, I am one of the contributors for Bible Study Book for women in Pasundan Christian Church. This Bible Study book is using feminist perspectives.
  3. I wrote some articles about how church is dealing with violence against women.

Why do you think the empowerment of women is important in the Faith Based Organizations?

Because faith based organizations are strategic parts on the work for empowerment of women. As far as I know, religion becomes one of the problems when you try to overcome violence and discrimination against women. That is why, faith based organizations are an important part to find the solution.