2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow



Ms. Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah, is Indonesia Country Director for the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), with a focus on the role of women in peacebuilding and interfaith cooperation. Born and raised in Indonesia, she assists young Muslim scholars conducting research on Muslims responding to modernity and globalization. She is active in writing articles regarding women’s issues, minority’s rights, and the role of women in peacebuilding in journals and online and offline media. She has authored several books including Contesting Discourse on Sexuality and Sexual Subjectivity Among Single Muslim Women in Pesantren and co-authored The Future of Feminisms: Confronting Fundamentalism, Conflict and Neo-liberalism. Ms. Kholifa earned a master’s degree in Health and Social Science at Mahidol University in Thailand, for which she researched the dynamics of sexual health in the pesantren (pondok) in Indonesia. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Literature from Universitas Jember, Indonesia.