The Service Providers Forum (FPL) Cooperates with Grab to Help Survivors of Sexual Violence24 April 2020
Author: Amron Hamdi
The Service Providers Forum (FPL), one of the MAMPU Partners working to eliminate sexual violence, signed a cooperation agreement with Grab in Yogyakarta on 24 January 2020. As the agreement was signed Grab symbolically handed over donations raised for FPL through the Grabrewards platform in a campaign that went from December 2019 to January 2020.
A total of IDR 109,965,000 (approximately AUD 11,927.46) was raised by 2,860 application users. These funds will be used in programs to
economically empower women survivors of violence across Indonesia in the three regions of Java, Sumatra-Kalimantan, and East Indonesia. Participants in the empowerment program from each region will receive financial assistance to begin businesses.
Speaking at the event, FPL National Secretariat Coordinator Veni Siregar explained, “We appreciate the comprehensive approach taken by grab and their support for financially empowering women survivors through GrabRewards. Women victims of violence often cannot leave abusive situations because they don’t have financial independence. We hope that even more private sector actors will become committed to reducing the rates of violence against women in the community and in the workplace.”
Meanwhile, Grab Managing Director Neneng Goenadi expressed her support for the alumni of the FPL economic empowerment program, “We are very open if the future alumni of the FPL empowerment program would like to work with Grab, for example as GrabFood merchants, or as GrabKiost partners, because our services are spread across Indonesia.”