Supporting Women’s Movement: Lessons from MAMPU

Over the eight years from 2012 to 2020, the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, or MAMPU, has supported development of networks and coalitions of a number of women’s and gender-interested organisations (MAMPU partners) and parliamentarians to ‘improve the access of poor women in Indonesia to essential services and other government programs in order to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment and support the achievement of relevant Government of Indonesia SDG targets’. This would, it was hoped – though not explicitly articulated – contribute to strengthening and expanding a sustainable, human rights focused women’s movement.

This paper focuses on several lessons, which were identified through input from 12 of MAMPU’s 13 national partners, a document review, discussion with senior staff of the MAMPU Secretariat, and the authors’ own intermittent engagement with MAMPU from its inception. It is part of a larger initiative to document the experience and lessons of MAMPU as it draws to a close, in addition to, and separate from, several evaluations and external reviews commissioned by DFAT, and the MAMPU Secretariat’s own final report.

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    26 November 2020