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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...
  Driven by the regional entities around the world, the ASEAN Secretariat and International IDEAwill host the Second Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy on 1 May 2012 in Jakarta. The Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy is a...
This video introduces Petronela Peni, the first woman village head in Flores. Gender inequality in her customs made the struggles of Peni and her women colleagues difficult, but gradually she won the trust and support of her people. As a village...
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...
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...
The government's tardy response to a recommendation to revoke 154 discriminative bylaws against women have paved the way for the deliberation of 15 new equally discriminative bylaws, the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas...
Pramono revealed this when explaining the preparations for the PDI-P congress on April 6 in Nusa Dua, Bali.A total of 471 branch administrators and 33 provinces, including 25 parted regions, said Pramono, have finished their meetings.The four...
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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...
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 to mind...
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...
Women legislative candidates added life to the Kartini Day celebrations in West Kalimantan on Tuesday with a possible unprecedented clean sweep of Regional Representative Council (DPD) seats.Maria Goreti, Sri Kadarwati Aswin, Erma Suryani Ranik and...
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...
Political parties in Indonesia have to involve more women in politics, and not just encourage their appearance only during campaigns, a former deputy speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly says. Mooryati Soedibyo, a businesswoman who was...
“The caucus will continue fighting for the proposed 30 percent quota for legislative candidates for women in the next legislative elections,” said GKR Hemas, DPD Deputy Speaker, citing an example. To read the complete story please visit The Jakarta...
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...
In dealing with women’s issues in Jakarta, the candidates to be Jakarta’s next governor are apparently not all on the same page. During a public discussion entitled “Perempuan Jakarta Nyari Gubernur” (Jakarta women seek a governor) on Tuesday, Alex...
Women's representation in Indonesia's parliament has seen its ups and downs but has improved over time overall. For some years, the proportion of women in Indonesia's parliament was dismal. Despite affirmative action, it hovered around 10 percent....
Indonesia’s national motto is “Unity and Diversity.”That motto is perhaps as much necessity as aspiration in a country which has 34 political parties in its national government and 300 ethnic groups in the country.On Monday and Tuesday, three...
The percentage of female legislators at the parliament has reached its highest level in history, but many parties, particularly women’s rights activists, have not yet seen any significant changes to the country in terms of gender equality and female...
Women are profoundly underrepresented in peace negotiations around the globe. In 2009, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) reviewed 21 major peace processes held since 1992 and found that women constituted less than 8percent of...
  The Second Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy was held from 30 April to 1 May 2012 at the Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Heads of the Regional Organizations, their...
Research conducted by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) found that local values impede women’s progression and participation in the country’s politics. LIPI found that cultural barriers, founded on patriarchal values adhered to by...
Amen's organizaion advocating gender equality was launched in Jakarta on March 17, 2011, giving women an unlikely ally in the battle against male dominance. The New Men Alliance (LLB) aims to promote awareness of women's rights among...

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This guidebook provides brief and simple references on gender mainstreaming in legislative processes. In particular, the guide focuses on two of the three principal functions of the House of Representative (DPR) in Indonesia, namely producing...
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
The assessment is designed to identify the specific elements and approaches which were most effective in encouraging women’s participation and leadership in political parties. Although drawn from NDI programs, the information gathered in this...

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The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
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...
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)....

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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...
Dewi Coryati Member of the Indonesian Parliament
“As a woman you have to work twice as hard as men in order to be recognized.” - Dewi Coryaty iKNOW Politics: Besides being member of the Parliament you have been also a leading figure in your party. What challenges did you face as a woman in...

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Emma Yohanna Candidate in the Municipal elections of Padang, Indonesia
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...

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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...
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...
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...

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The publication of Gender Equality Laws: Global Good Practice and A Review of Five Southeast Asian Countries, in part a response to the call from States parties for a resource establishing good practice guiding principles, is therefore a timely and...
These guidelines are a set of practical steps to assist governments, the non state sector and civil society to respond to women’s concerns and needs in post disaster situations. The guidelines have been developed based on the reports of the survey...

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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...

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iKNOW Politics asked two members of the Indonesian Parliament what role has women's caucuses played in their political journey? Spotlight on Dewi Coryati   Spotlight on Andi Timo Pangerang

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