Rutgers WPF Indonesia Appointed A New Country Representative: Lany Harijanti, MD
In the mid of April 2017, Rutgers WPF Indonesia announced the new Country Representative, Lany Harijanti. Having previously led by Monique Soesman for two and a half years, Indonesia Country Representative position is replaced by Lany Harijanti, active since April 17, 2017. Lany Harijanti’s name is quite familiar among gender-based violence and human trafficking activists, after 12 years working on various projects related to the issues. Prior to her new position at Rutgers Indonesia, Lany acted as the program manager for the poverty alleviation program, the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Development Program until 2016. She had experienced for more than seven years working as a National Program Officer for gender in the United Nations Population Fund, which obviously strengthens her competence in the field of gender and gender-based violence. Lany Harijanti’s expertise certainly in line with the focus of Rutgers WPF Indonesia that seeks to prevent and reduce gender-based violence and foster the fulfillment of the sexual and reproductive health rights in Indonesia. Lany is widely known as a keen supporter for the involvement of young people and a partner for youth. She is so inspired by young people’s spirit and innovative thinking. Indeed, involving young people actively and meaningfully is one of the main concerns of Rutgers WPF Indonesia. All employees of Rutgers WPF Indonesia are beyond excited having Lany Harijanti on board.
Not to forget, Rutgers WPF Indonesia would like to thank the former CR, Monique Soesman for the dedication and contribution during her tenure.She is such an inspirational figure and vigorous leader for Rutgers WPF Indonesia’s staffs. Under her direction, Rutgers WPF Indonesia has grown and established various forms of cooperation with stakeholders at national and international levels. On her guidance, the office is now enjoying better qualityof the internal management. Her legacy has been very meaningful to Rutgers and will certainly continue to be preserved and enhanced. Rutgers WPF Indonesia team wish all the best for the following journey of Monique Soesman.