Communication in Pentahelix Collaboration for Nonformal Womens School in West Java
Keywords:Sekoper Cinta program, pentahelix, Women school
Low quality of life and lack of knowledge among women have been triggering factors that cause longstanding social and gender-related problems in West Java province, such as infant and maternal mortality, stunting, early marriage, divorce, women trafficking, and domestic violence. Sekoper Cinta (Sekolah Perempuan Capai Impian dan Cita-cita) [Women school to achieve dreams and inspiration]) is an empowerment program launched by the West Java government. Its main goal of the program is to reduce social and gender-related problems in West Java. This study aims to investigate the implementation of Sekoper Cinta program in empowering women in West Java to be more welleducated, skillful, independent, and resilient. Using a case study design, this study attempted to gather data from in-depth interviews with organizers and participants, participatory observation during program implementation, and document analysis related to the program. The results showed that in Sekoper Cinta, which was realized through a pentahelix collaboration with academicians, businesses, communities, governments, and media, communication plays an important role in the five dimensions: the government dimension, the administration dimension, the autonomy dimension, the mutuality dimension and the trust and reciprocity dimension.