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The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016 takes place Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 12, 2016, in historic Seoul, South Korea. This year’s theme of “Creating Together: Capacity Building and Sustainable Development for Women” examines the concepts of women’s empowerment, capacity building, and sustainable development and women’s empowerment as a key process in achieving gender equality, and, through that, sustainable development, and the benefits to society as a whole. Important motifs of the Congress will be how concepts of women’s empowerment and sustainable development are inextricably tied together in terms of intra and inter-generational justice and, furthermore, what can be done, needs to be done, and is being done for women’s empowerment, both with regard to the building of a dedicated, enabling policy environment and means for enhancing women’s capacity as active change agents for sustainable development.
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On March 10th, 2016 The third meeting of Cross Cultural Understanding Club’s (CCUC) theme is all about Thailand culture. One of FISIPOL’s international students, Thanaphong Saksereephong, from Chiang Mai University shared about A-to-Z Thailand such as simple traditional dance, food, language, even politic. This session aims to introduce FISIPOL students about ASEAN Member State’s culture in order to support ASEAN Community. And for international students in FISIPOL, we would shared them about ASEAN spirit.
Our second Cross Cultural Understanding Club Meeting was held on Thursday, March 03, 2016 in Room BA113 Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM. In this meeting we discussed about Indonesian Culture and Etiquette, Learning Basic Bahasa Indonesia as well as playing traditional games in the end of the session.
On March 2nd 2016, Dr.Hassan Wirajuda, the foreign minister of Indonesia (2001-2009) visited Universitas Gadjah Mada to give a special lecture about “Ineffective World Order, the Urgency to Establishing Regional Order and Sustaining the Nation-State: Implication Toward Indonesia” at Seminar Room Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada. This Ambassadorial lecture held by Global Engagement Office aims to encourage students to broaden their perspective about the international politics and learn the expertise’s experience. The ambassadorial lecture moderate by the senior lecturer in Department of International Relations, Dr. Siti Muti’ah Setiawati.
Cross Cultural Understanding Club (CCUC) is a program that was designed by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Gadjah Mada University. The purpose of this program is to engage the international students with the local students of the university in many aspects, mainly in cultural exchange and understanding aspect. This feature of interchanging cultures is one of the highlights of the Global Engagement Office’s agenda because it is seen as one of the office’s forms of hospitality for the newcomer international students, as well as to show the involvement of the faculty in the international level of cooperation.
The Flinders University Short Course Program in Yogyakarta was organized by Global Engagement Office, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM on 25 – 30 January 2016 and collaborated with Flinders University Australia. It was designed for Flinders University students to deepen their understanding about Indonesia as one of prominent countries for Australia. Global Engagement office prepared several exciting programs such as lectures on Indonesian politics, economy, social and culture, practicing Javanese traditional dance and gamelan, visitation to Tamansari and Ullen Sentalu museum, and also volunteering at Project Child Indonesia as one of Non-governmental Organizations in Yogyakarta. Hopefully, by learning from Indonesian professors, exploring Indonesian culture and heritage, and directly interacting with the local people, the participants would be more enthusiastic and eager to learn further about Indonesia. More importantly, this program could open larger opportunity for Australian and Indonesian students to exchange their knowledge and culture as well as became a stepping stone to increase people-to-people understanding between Indonesia and Australia.
Cross Cultural Understanding Club (CCUC) is one of the extracurricular programs initiated by Global Engagement Office (GEO) Fisipol UGM which aims to facilitate the cultural exchange activities among international and local students in Fisipol UGM. Cultural exchange is an important aspect for GEO because it is a part of faculty internationalization program as well as a form of hospitality for international students who study in Fisipol UGM. The program is held every semester with regular weekly meeting and different activity in each meeting. All activities in CCUC are designed not only to introduce Indonesian cultures to international students, but also to give opportunity for Indonesian students to learn other countries’ cultures and develop their English skill.