Posts By Hana A. Satriyo

Notes from the Field

Without a Say in Indonesia’s Budget Decisions, Women’s Needs are Left Out

March 7, 2012

Over the past few months, Indonesians have been witnessing a procession of scandalous cases involving female lawmakers accused of bribery, embezzlement of state funds, and shady, back-door political bargaining.

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Can Affirmative Action Increase Women’s Ability to Get Elected in Indonesia?

June 1, 2011

Democracy without the participation of women is not real democracy. Yet an effort to balance the male domination of political representation is not an easy task, even in an emerging democracy like Indonesia. The country’s new political reality…

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In The News

The Ongoing Struggle for Women’s Political Participation

March 11, 2009

March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day. This historic day reminds us that the long struggle of the women’s movement for equal rights has not been easy and, in fact, is not yet over. In Indonesia, the theme for the 2009 International Women’s Day was “Supporting Women Candidates for Parliament.”  Indeed, […]

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10 Years of Reformasi: Towards Women’s Equal Status in Indonesia

May 28, 2008

It has been 10 years since Indonesia turned a new page in its history and entered the post-Soeharto Reformasi era. The women’s movement was at the very center of the Reformasi movement when a group of women, who called themselves “Concerned Mothers,” became the first mass of people to enter the streets of Jakarta to […]

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In Indonesia: On the Front Lines of the War Against Trafficking in Persons

March 28, 2007

Southeast Asia is home to beautiful beaches, rich cultural traditions, and one of the most reprehensible practices in the modern day ” trafficking in persons. Indonesia has between 3-8 million workers abroad and most of them are undocumented, although no statistics are available on numbers of domestic migrant workers. Recognizing the seriousness of this issue, […]

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