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These Speed Drawing Videos Promote Tolerance and Women Empowerment in Indonesia

A screenshot of the video promoting tolerance in Indonesian society.

A screenshot of the video promoting tolerance in Indonesian society.

A non-governmental organization (NGO) has produced several speed drawing videos which advocate conflict resolution through peaceful actions in Indonesia.

The NGO Search for Common Ground used the videos as part of their education campaign to promote women empowerment, tolerance, and preventing extremism in Indonesian society.

The two videos tackling women participation in governance aim to “transform the public’s attitudes and perceptions of women’s role in democracy, governance, and leadership.” Women comprise less than 20 percent of elected leaders in Indonesia.

This video highlights the marginalization of women in Indonesia and the need to elect women leaders in order to revoke discriminatory laws:

To succeed in electing women candidates, political parties need to prepare and create the conditions to encourage women participation in elections.

This video inspires women to join politics:

The group also released two videos about tolerance and extremism.

With the spread of extremist and violent doctrines targeting vulnerable youth, the need for alternative messages to violent intolerance that celebrate Indonesia’s spirit of pluralism and unity in diversity is increasingly urgent.

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. In recent years, there has been a number of clashes between Christians and Muslims which underscore the need to promote tolerance. This video seeks to address that issue:

Another video discourages young people from falling prey to extremist teachings and attitudes:

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