Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Vice President K.H. Ma’ruf Amin received the Chairperson of the Deliberative Council of the Indonesian Women Ulema Congress (KUPI) Badriyah Fayumi and the Committee team of the KUPI II, at the Vice President’s Palace, Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan Number 6, Central Jakarta, Wednesday afternoon (14/09/2022).

In this meeting, as explained by the Spokesperson for Vice President Masduki Baidlowi, KUPI invited the Vice President as the main speaker in the second congress which will be held in November 2022.

“They invited the Vice President to attend and be the main speaker at the Indonesian Women Ulema Congress. This congress is the second congress which is planned to be held in November,” said Masduki in his press statement after accompanying the Vice President at the meeting.

The Vice President expressed his willingness, said Masduki, either to attend offline or online. According to the Vice President, KUPI played an important role in providing solutions to national problems (makharij wathaniyyah), as what was also done by religious organizations in general in Indonesia.

“So far, the Nahdlatul Ulama, Muhammadiyah, and other religious organizations have discussed religious issues for the national benefit, so it is not in the name of religion itself,” added Masduki

Therefore, said Masduki, the Vice President hoped that KUPI II would provide important thoughts in solving national problems, especially in building perspectives and fighting for gender equality.

“The Indonesian Women Ulama Congress is expected to have productive thoughts to build the country, provide solutions for the nation, including the perspective of women,” he concluded.

For information, KUPI was first held in 2017 in Cirebon which resulted in Kebon Jambu Pledge, namely KUPI’s three religious views on the protection of children from marriage, sexual violence, and destruction of nature, also recommendations on nationality, humanity, and universality; and the establishment of Ma’had Aly to create a cadre of female ulama.

During the period 2017 to 2022, KUPI made various achievements, among others, in the recognition of women’s ulema through the dissemination of their results and perspectives to the international community as well as the affirmation of women’s ulema through the regeneration of women scholars.

In addition, there was also KUPI network of women scholars and Kupipedia.id as a digital encyclopedia about KUPI launched on 27 November 2021. KUPI also carried out several advocacies, offline and online education, and consolidation of movements and thoughts. KUPI continued to develop partnerships and networks with Islamic assemblies, boarding schools, and religious organizations.

Also presented at the meeting, KUPI II Steering Committee Member Marzuki Wahid, General Chairperson of the Organizing Committee Masruchah, and Chairperson of Organizing Committee Pera Soparianti.

Meanwhile, the Vice President was also accompanied by the Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Government Policy Support and National Outlook Velix Wanggai, Special Staff for the Vice President Muhammad Imam Aziz, and Robikin Emhas. (SM/LHS, BPMI, Setwapres)