Women Research Institute

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

In general, the term ‘good governance’ is used as if it already represented the interests of all groups in society. In reality, gender justice and equity are not explicitly mentioned as a principle of good governance, so the voice and interests of women are not represented in the concept of governance.


The work of the Women Research Institute(WRI) is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. WRI is convinced that the principles of the elimination of all forms of discrimination have to become the principles of good governance. To give effect to good governance, an inclusive democratization process is needed that recognizes and nurtures not only diversity in ethnic, racial, religious, belief, physical capability, social class, age, language and geographical origin, but also gender diversity.

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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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