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Friday, November 22, 2019
Indonesia: ‘Leadership at grassroots must to boost women empowerment’
Speaking at the panel as the inaugural speaker, minister in the prime minister’s office of Singapore, Indranee Rajah, said the country has not been able to solve all gender issues but has made great strides since 1965. Female leadership has been...
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...
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...
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,...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
International Conference on ASEAN women. Empowerment: Issues and Challenges
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...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Indonesia Penalizes Parties in Fight for Women
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...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Indonesia: Are quotas for women still relevant?
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, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: Female Legislative Candidates Face Uphill Battle in Aceh
Besides the absence of political will to comply with the legally required quota for women on candidacy lists, the verdict of the Constitutional Court ruling on the majority vote system has dashed the hopes of women seeking to gain 30 percent of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia : Ani Widyani Soetjipto: Women in Politics
They were a real political loss, as female candidates who many were former activists failed to win the elections, she said. "It turns out what we called the women movement is really fragile. Many activists have been working at the grass root level...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: Council to Welcome More Women, New Faces
With three weeks having passed since the elections, and accusations of discrepancies in the ballot-count being lodged by more than a dozen districts, the KPUD has finally tallied up the votes from all five electoral districts. Of the 94 seats in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: Number of Women Councilors Increases
Unsupportive regulations and culture have not prevented the increasing representation of women in local legislative councils, election results revealed Monday. To read the full article, please visit the The Jakarta Post's site.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: POLITICS-INDONESIA: More Women Lawmakers, but Change Not Their Agenda
Indonesia’s direct legislative election in April was a resounding success for women candidates. But instead of rejoicing, activists and political observers say it is unlikely to help the cause of women’s rights. To read the full article...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: Politics-Indonesia: More Women Lawmakers, but Change Not Their Agenda
Indonesia’s direct legislative election in April was a resounding success for women candidates. But instead of rejoicing, activists and political observers say it is unlikely to help the cause of women’s rights. Indonesia’s direct legislative...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: An Indonesian Leader Wins Attention for Her Clean Politics
On special occasions in this rural Javanese town, women cover their heads, wear long flowing clothes and, according to Muslim custom, sit separately from the men in a place where they are barely seen and certainly not heard.But no one seemed...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: Nani Zulminarni: Empowering vulnerable families
The Empowerment of Female Heads of Households Program (Pekka) initiated by the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) in 2000 is a response to requests from widows living in conflict situations across Indonesia. To read the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Indonesia: Presidential Poll Race Disappoints Women’s Activists
As the country prepares to elect its new president next week, Indonesian activists are trying to push gender issues onto the political agenda.Three candidates will contest the presidential election on Jul. 8. The incumbent, Susilo Bambang...

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