In praise of HAPSARI and its achievements, Dr. Darmayanti Lubis, the House of Regional Representatives member from the North Sumatera electoral area, and Her Majesty Queen Hemas committed to building relations between HAPSARI members and the district and provincial government, as well as supporting access to business capital for women.

“I am ready to meet with HAPSARI in North Sumatra to [help] develop their economic and political agenda,”, said Dr. Lubis. This public endorsement for HAPSARI’s activities represents a major victory for the organization’s sustainable, long-term capacity to represent women’s interests in Indonesia.

The USAID/Indonesia ProRep project seeks to address remaining barriers to good governance and democratic consolidation in Indonesia by strengthening civil society organizations, supporting public policy research, and facilitating the efforts of Indonesia’s parliaments to become more effective, responsive, and transparent institutions.