The purpose of this study is to describe the Regent's mitigation program of increasing Sragen community participation through the excavation of local wisdom and communal values. This is known as “social solidarity,” and this article locates social solidarity in pager mangkok, a mitigation program for facing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the jogo tonggo program, a product of the Central Java Provincial government. Approaches to women's political leadership, public policy, and implementation are all parts of the theory used to support the concept of social solidarity. Data was collected through observation methods, documentation, and library research. The results show that the sudden spread of COVID-19 on a global scale became a shocking and stressful moment for the people of Sragen Regency. The task force jogo tonggo formed by the local government was beneficial for the people of Sragen Regency when combined with the social solidarity of the pager mangkok movement. The social solidarity of the people of Sragen Regency through the pager mangkok movement became a power for the community in this hard time. Pager mangkok is conducted through greeting each other on social media, being aware of each other’s condition, and helping each other voluntarily and transparently. This practice became a means to take care of each other, protect each other, and strengthen the mitigation program for families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harini, Setyasih; Paskarina, Caroline; Rachman, Junita Budi; and Widianingsih, Ida
"Jogo Tonggo and Pager Mangkok: Synergy of Government and Public Participation in the Face of COVID-19,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
8, Article 5.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss8/5