Perkumpulan Panca Karsa

PPK was formed in 1982 out of the necessity to address social concerns of women such as discrimination, domestic abuse and violence. They strengthened marginalized women through increased capacity and economic prosperity. In 1996, PPK began developing a program to address migrant workers’ issues. They entered this development field because during that time, migrant workers from Lombok would go out of the country in large numbers, in many cases undocumented.

Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) is a province endowed in agricultural resources and at the same time entrenched in socioeconomic difficulties. As of 2016, 804,440 people lived in poverty. NTB ranks 30th out of 34 provinces when it comes to the Human Development Index (HDI). Dire domestic conditions push Lombok residents with low educational attainment to seek economic opportunities abroad where often they are taken advantage of.

The project with AWO International envisions WMDW in Lombok asserting their rights and are protected from exploitation. PPK will conduct multiple activities under three major outcomes for 5 villages (Rempek, Sambik Bangkol, Medana, Teniga, and Tegal Maja) subsumed under the sub-districts of Gangga and Tanjung. Firstly, WMDW and their families in Lombok Utara will be organized in community-based groups where they will be capacitated to advocate for their rights. Secondly, WMDW gain economic knowledge, access and control over their remittances. Lastly, Government regulations at village, district and provincial level reflect the needs of WMDWs and line up with national policies. 




Project information

Title: Strengthening of rights and protection of women Migrant Domestic Workers (WMDW) in Lombok Utara

Implementation areas: Lombok Utara, Indonesia

Target Group: potential, active and returning migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, local leaders and government officials


- Forming and capacitating community based organizations for women migrant domestic workers and their families

- Education about remittance handling

- Lobby activities on district, provincial and village level

Implementation period: 2018-2020

Budget: 58,467 € p.a.

Donor: German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)




Perkumpulan Panca Karsa
Executive Director: Zahratun

Jl. Raden, Bagik Polak
Labu Api, West Lombok Regency,
West Nusa Tenggara 83361, Indonesia