Kegiatan Indonesia Diaspora Network - Victoria
Meet Up with Batik Girl
Wednesday, 4th April 2018 at 4 PM
12 Ancora Imparo Way Auditorium, Monash University Clayton Campus
Lusia Efriani Kiroyan promote the “Batik Girl” women prisoners empowerment program being run in Indonesian prisons.
The program teaches women in these prisons on how to produce Batik Girl dolls which are then sold or donated. The women earn a salary to build self-esteem and provide for a better future after prison and the profit from the dolls go to a charity.
Since setting up the Cinderella from Indonesia Center (CFIC) foundation in 2012, she has empowered over 740 female inmates at two penitentiaries in Riau Islands and one in Jakarta to make dolls with dresses made of used batik attire or fabrics.