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Monday, July 15, 2019
Women's parliament representation at its highest post-reform
The General Elections Commission (KPU) released a report on its official Twitter account about women’s representation at the Indonesian parliament, which the commission deemed the highest in the post-reform (pasca-reformasi) era. The infographic...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Indonesia: To achieve real representation, women need more power in political parties
The race between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto might have captured most of the media attention, but tomorrow nearly 8,000 candidates will also be competing for 575 seats in the national legislature (DPR). About 40 per cent of these candidates are...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Indonesia's had gender quotas in parliament for years - why aren't they working?
From her home in Jakarta, Permaswari Wardani proudly holds up an intricate hand-drawn comic. It’s her humorous take on what she sees as the wrongs in Indonesian politics today. The 38-year-old architect hopes the run of 5,000 copies – leading to...
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Getting women elected in Indonesia: An interview with WLP’s Siti Nurjanah
Siti Nurjanah is the Executive Director of WLP’s partner in Indonesia, Women and Youth Development Institute of Indonesia (WYDII). With the country’s presidential elections scheduled for April 2019, we asked her to tell us about the challenges women...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
On the issue of women’s rights in Indonesian politics
By Nisfi Mubarokah, Indonesian women can hardly forget the country’s presidential debate held two weeks ago. The issue of women’s rights was front and center. The incumbent, Joko Widodo, questioned his challenger’s commitment to women’s rights...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Irine Putri
Irine Putri is a Member of Parliament in Indonesia. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Indonesia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Indonesia: a political ground shift for women
Sahanan thought her chance of being elected to the Lampung Provincial Parliament in Indonesia on last year’s parliamentary poll was next to none.  Tina Chadarsi, jostling for a district parliamentary seat in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, had similar...
Tri, Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
World Mayor Prize: Mayor Tri Rismaharini will receive the World Mayor Commendation for services to the City of Surabaya, Indonesia.
Second runner-up and winner of the World Mayor Commendation for services to the city of Surabaya is Mayor Tri Rismaharini. After the election of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo to Indonesia’s presidency, Mayor ‘Risma’ has become the country’s most...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Women’s Representativeness in the Parliaments in Different Electoral Systems
A Comparative Study in Five Southeast Asian Countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste: There were at least two main reasons why a study into women’s representativeness in the parliaments in five Southeast Asian...
Monday, August 25, 2014
The increased number of female members of parliament: Identifying its origins and obstacles in Indonesia, the Phillippine and Timor-Leste
It is generally recognized that women worldwide make substantial contributions towards politics, society and the economy in their country. In newly democratic countries in Southeast Asia the role of women in politics in particular has been...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Patriarchal Barriers to Women’s Political Participation in South-East Asia
Lessons from the Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Timor-Leste on Patriarchy and the Rise of Women’s Participation in State Politics: The results of research carried out by the Partnership and its regional partners on Women’s Political...
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Role of the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in Promoting Women’s Participation and Representation: A Case Study in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Today, gender equality and justice have become global issues. Achieving these goals requires wide support not only from governments, but also from international organizations in different parts of the world.In Asia, women’s participation and...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Presidential Elections in Indonesia
Following legislative elections on April 9, Indonesians return to the polls on July 9 to elect a new President. The race between Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and retired General Prabowo Subianto offers voters a stark choice between candidates...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Women Building Peace
This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia,  Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern  Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and ...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Women candidates get help from government in Indonesia
Camellia Lubis, a 28-year-old dangdut singer popularly known as Camel Petir (Thunder), is one of 2,467 women legislative candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives. The legislative candidate from the Indonesian Justice and Unity...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesian Women Marginalized at the Polls Too
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may have been the title of a best-selling book, but it also emphasizes how women have always been depicted differently to men. It also happens in politics. Physical and psychological differences aside,...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Women in parliament key for gender equality
The meaningful role women should play in parliament is to have an impact in changing the nature of politics and to create more honest government. In a bid to achieve gender equality and promote womens rights in Indonesia, the country needs to put...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Female candidates will face uphill battle in 2014 election in Indonesia
Despite efforts to increase the number of women in politics, they still face an uphill battle to join the male-dominated political world, a political expert has said. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) political analyst Siti Zuhro said women in...