JAKARTA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will have a gender equality law as parliament has an agenda this year to discuss the matter, a minister said here on Tuesday.
Minister for Women Empowerment and Children Protection Linda Agum Gumelar told a seminar to commemorate the 100th International Women's Day that, to accelerate gender mainstreaming in Indonesia, the ministry has been cooperating with other parties, including parliament.
"As the result, this year parliament will discuss the gender equality matter as one of its agendas," said Gumelar.
According to Gumelar, the spirit of gender equality should color all aspects in public and commissions in parliament.
"This is important because our colleagues in parliament will compose 'a gender responsive budget' if they are aware about gender mainstreaming. This will encourage all ministries and state institutions to do the same thing and the result will be enjoyed not only by women but also men," said Gumelar.