Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of NGO In Empowering Woman Returned Indonesian Migrant Workers In Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316256,
        author={Retno  Widyastuti},
        title={The Role of NGO In Empowering Woman Returned Indonesian Migrant Workers In Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={women returned imws empowerment desbumi ppk migrant care central lombok},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316256}
    }
    
  • Retno Widyastuti
    Year: 2022
    The Role of NGO In Empowering Woman Returned Indonesian Migrant Workers In Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316256
Retno Widyastuti1,*
  • 1: Department of Southeast Asian Studies, BIGS OAS, Bonn University Bonn, Germany
*Contact email: retno.widyastuti14@gmail.com

Abstract

Central Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara Province has become one of the origin regions for most Indonesian Migrant Workers (IMWs) in Indonesia: number five at the national level and number two at the provincial level. Most of them are women working in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. After working abroad, they returned with their earned money, but it has not been used optimally for productive activities. To assist them, PPK and Migrant CARE, as NGOs, carried out empowerment activities for those returned women IMWs. This study will convey how their life after back to home villages and empowerment activities they got through DESBUMI with the assistance from these NGOs. This study aims to enrich the discussion of the role of NGOs in empowerment activities for Indonesian return migrant workers, especially women, and to collect the best practices of the empowerment program. This study concludes some significant findings through empirical findings from interviews and FGDs.