SUARANESIA.Co Medan – Institute for Policy Studies and Advocacy (ELSAKA) held a dialogue with women across sectors in preventing the flow of radicalism in North Sumatra. Tuesday (11/5/2021) at Garden Cafe, Setia Budi, Medan.
Bekmi Silalahi, executive director of ELSAKA, said in the opening of the dialogue, this activity aims to build values of tolerance and break the chain of radicalism-intolerance in Indonesia, especially North Sumatra by involving women across sectors ranging from CSOs, millennials, academics, and teachers.
“In this forum we involve women, especially teachers who actively teach and encourage the creation of a climate of tolerance. Of course, the goal is to encourage radicalism to develop and this must make the nation’s character clean from the values of intolerance,” Bekmi said.
The series of Dialogues and Action entitled Changing Diversity into Unity was also attended by representatives of several organizations, such as Teachers, SINDICATION, MOWIEE, PARAP, Walhi Sumut, FKPT North Sumatra, Cangkang Queer community, Indonesian Christian Student Movement (GMKI), PUBLIGO Center, North Sumatra Indonesian Millennial House, and academist from Darma Agung University