Women Research Institute

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



Lina Rintis Susanti is a graduate of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (2011). Her career as a researcher began as a Research Associate at the Center for Political Studies, University of Indonesia (PUSKAPOL UI) in 2012. In 2013, she worked as a researcher at Media Link Jakarta. In the same year, Rintis also worked as a freelance researcher for a project on human right violations at the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM).

In 2014, Rintis joined the Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies in the University of Indonesia as a freelance researcher. Her career in research continues as a researcher at Women Research Institute (WRI) in 2015.***



Civita Patriana obtained her Master’s degree from the London School of Economics’ Gender Institute in 2015. Throughout her studies, she has actively joined numerous regional and international events and conferences where she talked about and joined discussions on topics such as feminism, human rights, education for all, leadership, Southeast Asia’s society and culture, Indonesian literature, and Indonesian studies.

Her areas of interest range from women’s rights, women’s empowerment, humanitarian work, feminist movement, women’s political participation, prevention and response to gender-based violence, global affairs, to social justice.

In 2016, she rejoined Women Research Institute as a researcher, sharing WRI’s goals to promote women’s leadership and participation in development.***



Since her first year at the Faculty of Public Health, the University of Indonesia where she served as the chair of Adolescent Reproductive Health Forum, Bunga has since involved herself in the field of adolescent reproductive health. In 2012, Bunga joined Indonesian Student Alliance for Reproductive Health as head of public relations.

Her interest in adolescent reproductive health continued when in 2012, she became a reporter for Public Health Student Senate, working on the issue of reproductive health and health system in Indonesia. In 2013, Bunga co-founded and led a union of health promotion departments at the Faculty of Public Health, the University of Indonesia. She also advocated for the formation of the Association of Indonesian Public Health Promotors and Educators.

This graduate of Faculty of Public Health joined Women Research Institute in 2014 first as a field coordinator for WRI’s youth forum in Jakarta and then, in 2015; she joined WRI’s research team.***

Nila earned her master’s degree from the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, where she majored in Health Policy and Management. In addition to doing health researches with researchers from one of the biggest federal research agencies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nila was also engaged in several activities related to women’s issues and human rights. Her previous projects were on early marriage in developing countries and sifon tradition in the eastern part of Indonesia and its impacts on women.

Her interest in women’s issues and health motivates Nila to join several international organizations focusing on gender equality and women’s human rights such as Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and American Public Health Student Association (APHA), Department of Maternal and Child and Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health. Nila is also a member of Physicians for Human Rights. Nila joined WRI in July 2014.

Field Coordinator of Youth Forum in Bandung

Rina is a graduate of Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Padjajaran University. As a field coordinator, she is well-equipped with her ample experience in providing facilitation at grass root level. For a year from 1999-2000, Rina worked to assist a program on improving agricultural extension supported by Bogor Agricultural University. From 2003-2009, Rina worked as a field coordinator for Women Empowerment and Social Transformation Program held by Center for Women’s Resources Development (PPSW).

She joined WRI in March 2014 as a field coordinator of Youth Forum in Bandung.*** 

Latest Publication

  • 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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