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Youth Commitment through Handprints Petition

By: Widiyasri Lodu, Youth Empowerment Facilitator

On Sunday, 17 December, as part of our Women's Empowerment activities, we organized a handprint petition event: the younger generation making a commitment to voice various issues and promote gender equality, combatting harassment and violence, as well as to end school dropout and child marriage. In addition to our students, we invited several schools around Ban village, relevant institutions such as the Department of Social Affairs, Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA and PPKB) of Karangasem Regency, and the head of Ban village.

To conclude the event, we sought sincere messages and impressions from the participants present. A significant testimonial came from the representative of Ban village junior high school,  SMP 2 SATAP, expressing their joy at being involved in this petition activity, which had heightened their awareness of the importance of rejecting child marriage!

EBPP student representatives also shared their positive impressions of the petition initiative, expressing happiness and hope that through this petition, more students and Ban village community would become increasingly aware of crucial issues such as child marriage, abuse, violence against children, and the importance of gender equality.

These messages and impressions reflect the positive spirit generated by this petition initiative, which not only opened the eyes of the participants but also left a profound impact, nurturing an understanding of children's rights and the significance of building a community committed to humanitarian values.

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