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Promoting women leadership and inclusive,
gender-based, and sustainable natural resource governance


  • Women Research Institute’s Participation at the Global Forest Watch Summit 2019 in Washington DC

    The Global Forest Watch (GFW) held its inaugural Summit of practitioners and innovators in the field of forest monitoring from the 18th to 19th June 2019 at the Marvin Center, George Washington University in Washington DC. The purpose of this summit was to strengthen the capacity of the forest monitoring community to implement a technology-based monitoring approach in the development of forest management, conservation and restoration.   Women Research Institute, a partner of the World Resources Institute, was invited to participate in the GFW Summit activities and exchange knowledge and experiences related to forest monitoring tools with other World Resources Institute partner institutions.   The GFW Summit 2019 activities included multiple panel discussions that participants could attend.  Women Research Institute researchers participated in various discussion sessions, topics included 1) The latest information about the development of the GFW platform, 2) Discussion on forest monitoring tools and practices 3) Discussion on Community Monitoring and Evaluation 4) Networking Session: user marketplace, 5) Utilizing data for real action.  

Contemporary Trends in Asia: Decentralisation, Gender and Sexuality, and Popular Culture


The aim of this symposium is to look in a new way at the contemporary issues affecting Asia and its peoples. Rapid and ongoing political, economic and social change in the Asian region shapes interactions between and within states, and influences the dynamics of the everyday life. The benefits and consequences of this change are unevenly distributed among communities across the region.


In this symposium we will explore three broad themes:

  1. Decentralisation, for example: local elections; political parties and money politics; local media and political advertisements; religion and politics; environmental politics and the politics of dealing with local natural disasters.

  2. Gender and Sexuality, for example: sexuality politics; migrant domestic workers; women and social movements; new masculinities; queer cultures; and sex industry.

  3. Popular Culture, for example: MTV Asia and pop/rock music; Indian film; the Korean wave; independent film makers; hybrid Asian music and indigenous music.



We would like to encourage a diverse range of participants, including post-graduate students, early-career scholars and established scholars to participate in this symposium. We particularly encourage participants working within a multi-disciplinary framework. We ask participants to address one of the above-named topics and to critically assess the validity of current theoretical frameworks and methodologies employed towards understanding/engaging with Asia. ***


Symposium Flinders Asia Centre,
School of Political and International Studies and Department of Women Studies
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, April 4-5, 2009


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  • Women’s Leadership Training Module

    The Women’s Leadership Training Module is a guidebook based on a series of capacity building for women’s leadership held by Women Research Institute (WRI) in five selected areas, namely Padang, Deli Serdang, Mataram, Pekanbaru, and Jakarta. This is a follow-up from WRI’s 2012 research titled “Feminist Leaderships in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia in Influencing Social Movements and Its Correlation to the Improvement of Women’s Prosperity: A Case Study in 5 Regions.”  The research findings...

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