APIKRI CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY BY ARRANGING THE FAIR TRADE AWARENESS AT THE GROUP OF BATIK WOMEN IN GIRILOYO, IMOGIRI “ BERKAH LESTARI”.
On 13 March 2019 Apikri arrange the International Women Day Event by “ FAIR TRADE AWARANESS TO THE BATIK WOMEN GROUP IN GIRILOYO, IMOGIRI” . This event attended by women group of batik “Berkah Lestari “ and also some students of Senior High School and some students of University who lives near The Group . The total attendance was around 30 persons.
This meeting opened by Sri Rejeki (Secretary of Apikri ) by praying together and explanation about International Women Days Mean. Then continued with the speaking from Athi Munzilah ( Head of Community Development ) who explained about Apikri setting up, vision , mission and activity and introducing the team from Apikri who attend the meeting .
The students are learning about fair trade
Mrs. Nani the treasure of Berkah Lestari introduce the personell of Berkah Lestari who came to the meeting and also the students who live near Berkah Lestari who attend to the event. Berkah Lestari and students were very happy to welcome the team from Apikri for arranging the meeting for Women International Day Celebration in Berkah Lestari place. Then Mrs. Erni ( Head of Berkah Lestari Group ) explained about the setting up of Berkah Lestari Group that consist of 50 women batik and the role of Apikri in giving assistance to this group. The main products of Berkah Lestari is batik textile , hand made as the heredity of their parents . Giriloyo, Imogiri is well know of hand batik heredity from The Palace of Yogyakarta.
At the end , Mr Amir Panzuri ( Secretary of Apikri Board ) spoke about the importance of women in developing in many aspects ( home, business, community, country ), so women role is very appreciated. Amir continued with the fair trade introduction, business with fair trade principals, and the implementation of fair-trade in the business ( healthy and safety environment, fair wage, no child labor, gender, capacity building, disadvantaged priority and others ).
As the closing, some students would like to support The Batik Product from Berkah Lestari Group who make by women through school or online marketing. They are aware and giving a lot appreciation of batik as the heredity of parents , also aware with fair trade value in the business.
The participants of International Women Day