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  • The Impacts of Forest Concession on Women’s Lives

    The data from Global Forest Watch (GFW) records a massive loss of tree covers in peat lands in Pelalawan Regency and Siak Regency, Riau, which could lead to prolonged forest fires. Currently, the proportion of degraded forests is much larger than the proportion of natural ones, potentially causing an extended impact on women who are highly dependent on forest conditions. The increasingly fast rate of deforestation each year is triggered by the large number of concessions granted to plantation and forest-based companies, thus limiting the people’s access to forests and natural resources.

This article is a summary of a case study of an issue in reproductive health services and childbearing mothers. This case study is taken from one of seven Districts in Indramayu, Surakarta, Lampung Utara district, West Sumba district, East Lombok district, Jembrana district, and Lebak district. It is describing the life story of Ponirah who lives in Lebak, Pasir Tanjung Village, Rangkasbitung subdistrict, Lebak regency.

 

Ponirah and the Story of her Reproductive Health

During her menstruation, Ponirah admitted to often experiencing problems relating to it. She often suffered from convulsion whose pain was like that of what was experienced by childbearing mothers. She felt painful colic’s. Ponirah said that during her girlhood, her menstruation blood was so much. But after getting married the amount of blood decreased.

Ketare Village, Central Lombok

This article is a summary of a case study of an issue in reproductive health services and childbearing mothers. This case study is taken from one of seven Districts in Indramayu, Surakarta, Lampung Utara district, West Sumba district, East Lombok district, Jembrana district, and Lebak district. It is describing the life story of Kholifah who lives in Central Lombok, Ketare Village.

 

Kholifah was born 40 years ago in a hamlet by the name of Embung Rungkas which is located in Katare village, Pujut subdistrict, Central Lombok regency. She comes from a very poor family whose members work as temporary hired farmers and laborers. By working as hired farmers, Kholifah and her husband cannot earn money every day. Since most of the land in the southern part of Central Lombok is made up dry land, the rice harvest takes place only once a year. The remaining ground water is used to water corns, beans or watermelons. Other than this, the land cannot be planted with anything. Cosequently, Kholifah and her husband can only work during the planting season dan the harverst season.

Case Study in the Kelurahan of Cempedak, Kotabumi subdistrict, North Lampung

This article is a summary of a case study of an issue in reproductive health services and childbearing mothers. This case study is taken from one of seven Districts in Indramayu, Surakarta, Lampung Utara district, West Sumba district, East Lombok district, Jembrana district, and Lebak district. It is describing the life story of Nurwati who lives in Cempedak District, Kotabumi subdistrict, North Lampung.

 

Nurwati came from Serang but grew up in North Lampung. She was born in 1967 which means that she is now 40. Nurwati is the eighth child of ten siblings. She once went to elementary school but ended up in the second grade and totally terminated her education because of the economic limitations of her parents. Soon after her first menstruation, Nurwati got married at the age of 16 to Suherman, one year older than her. Getting married in such a young age is not something strange for the local people who practice the custom. When a girl has experienced her first menstruation, she has got a signal of being mature enough to marry. By marrying off their daughter, they have reduced their pressing economic burden.

Difficult to find paramedics Tegal Badeng Timur Village, Negara subdistrict, Jembrana Regency

This article is a summary of a case study of an issue in reproductive health services and childbearing mothers. This case study is taken from one of seven Districts in Indramayu, Surakarta, Lampung Utara district, West Sumba district, East Lombok district, Jembrana district, and Lebak district. It is describing the life story of Maimunah who lives in Jembrana, Tegal Badeng Timur Village, Negara subdistrict, Jembrana regency.

 

Maimunah and the Health of her Reproductive Organs

Maimunah related that she had been going through various forms of health problems relating to her reproductive organs. She had problems with menstruations, the gonorrhea, during the pregnancy and post-natal period, and troubles with the contraceptives from the Family Planning Agency.

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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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