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Indonesia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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
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...
Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has appointed eight women to his cabinet, vastly outdoing the Australian government when it comes to female representation. The humble furniture maker-turned president, more accustomed to carving wooden cabinets...
Monday, August 25, 2014
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
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
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
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
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...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Despite the increase in the number of female candidates in the parliamentary elections held throughout Indonesia on April 9, 2014, the country would likely fail to meet its target of increasing womens representation in the 560-seat Parliament for...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women may get 79 or 14 percent of the total seats in the House of Representatives following April's legislative election; a figure that was lower than the historic high of 18 percent or 103 seats in the 2009 election, researchers said Monday. This...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Female legislative candidates grouped under the Women’s Coalition staged a rally on Saturday to protest rampant vote-buying during the recent legislative election, which they say caused many female candidates to lose. “Our hard work was for nothing...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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, May 02, 2014
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....
Friday, March 28, 2014
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
“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
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...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Attitudes toward female leadership have changed ahead of the 2014 legislative election, as people have begun to be less apathetic toward them, activists working across Indonesia have said. Sutriyatmi of the Indonesian Womens’ Coalition (KPI) said on...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
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...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Swarna Rajagopalan takes a look at the events that shaped women's rights and gender issues in South Asia in the last year, and what changes and developments we might see in the new year. 2013 witnessed a new awareness about sexual and gender-...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Women’s activists in Bali expect that female representation in the Provincial and Regional Councils could go up to 15 percent next year from its current 7.5 percent, which is the lowest in the country. Democracy and women’s activist from Bali Sruti...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report releasedtoday. “At a practical level, women...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS) issues. It supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, and promotes the implementation of...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women's equality and protection of women against discrimination. “The N-Peace Awards for Indonesia this year is awarded to Bapak Suprayoga Hadi and...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The world community presently can see women become the head of the states, CEOs, bank governors and important figures in certain organization. However, equally true, there are a large number of women around the world who are still struggling with...
Rubiyanti Khalifah Country Representative of AMAN in Indonesia
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rubiyanti Khalifah, country representative of AMAN in Indonesia. AMAN is an organization working for peacebuilding through increasing the capacity and participation of women. iKNOW Politics: Women are often underrepresented in peace processes. What...
Emma Yohanna Candidate in the Municipal elections of Padang, Indonesia
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I am Emma Yohanna and I’m from Padang, Indonesia. I am currently one of the 10 candidates running in the municipal elections for the town of Padang, where I hope to win and become mayor. I am also the first woman candidate for this position. It will...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Megawati Soekarnoputri, has urged more women to join politics in the hope that some of them would be the presidential candidates of the future. “We should have another woman...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
It is still fresh in our memory how dreadfully the media treated Megawati after she took leadership of the PDI-P in 1993. The mockery mounted during her tenure as vice president from 1999 to 2001 and as president from 2001 to 2004.  Those were...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Here, in Indonesia's second-largest city, legend tells of a titanic battle between Sura, the great white shark, and Baya, the crocodile. Meeting in a river one day, the two creatures fought ferociously for supremacy of the animal kingdom. The place...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The 30 percent quota requirement for women was legally reaffirmed by the Constitutional Court earlier this year. This is certainly good news for women hoping to run for seats in the upcoming legislative election, as the ruling has reinforced the...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
When Diah Pitaloka took over the youth wing of Indonesia’s third-biggest political party two years ago, her male colleagues addressed her as “Pak,” which in Indonesian means “Mr.” The world’s most populous Muslim country will now penalize political...
Friday, July 12, 2013
KUCHING:More needs to be done to promote gender equality to strengthen women’s representation and allow women equal access to decision-making positions at all levels of society. Highlighting this yesterday, Minister of Women, Family and Community...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The Democratic Party of Indonesia (DPI) is seeking to attract more women to participate in the upcoming presidential candidate convention. Nova Riyanti Yusuf, member of the DPI, said: “Personally, I would like women to come forward at the convention...
Monday, April 29, 2013
With no strict provisions on female representation, legislation often overlooks the rights of women, according to expert witnesses at a judicial review of the 2012 Legislative Election Law at the Constitutional Court on Thursday. According to the...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Representatives of the government and the House of Representatives told a court hearing on Tuesday that the new legislative election law did not sideline women and was devised to empower them politically. They were responding to women activists’...
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Indonesian Women’s Caucus for Politics (KPPI) in Bali has started a movement for the greater representation of women in the legislature for the 2014 general elections.  The caucus will push political parties for a minimum of 30 percent women...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Constitutional law professor Yusril Ihza Mahendra has questioned the 30 percent quota for women in the Indonesian electoral system, doubting the legal foundation of the quota and expressing a desire for the Constitutional Court to repeal it. Many...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Despite numerous rules and regulations requiring political parties to promote gender equality, a recent study by the University of Indonesia has found that parties in the country have continued with discriminatory policies against women. The study...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Bachelet visited Jakarta for three days earlier this week to give a keynote speech at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ministerial conference on women and development on Tuesday morning. During her short visit in Jakarta, Bachelet had...

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