Women Research Institute

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

Acehnese women in particular and Acehnese in general, have been suffering from long standing conflict and from poverty. Referring to Human Development Index (HDI) collaboratively published by Center of Statistical Bureau or Biro Pusat Statistik (BPS), National Development Planning Body or Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (Bappenas), and UNDP, 4 out of 14 districts/municipalities registered in Aceh have very low Index, that is below 300 (the poorest area has an Index of 341); 5 out of 14 have Index above 200 which are still included in very poor category; 2 above 100 are included in moderate category; and 3 above 100 are included in good category. The fact has been an ironic situation is that gross domestic income or PDRB of the year 2000 of North Aceh is of one of the highest in Indonesia (incorporating oil and natural gas), amounts to 53,079. After long sufferings then came the natural disaster: Tsunami.

In 21 to 23 November 2012, Women Research Institute had an opportunity to attend the ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Sub-regional workshop. The theme of this workshop is Millenium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda for South-East Asia. The meeting was held in UNCC meeting room, Bangkok, Thailand.

Women Research Institute (WRI) had the opportunity to attend the 50th meeting of the Commission on "The Status of Women" organized by the United Nations at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA. This meeting was held on February 27 to March 10, 2006. The objectives of this activity are:

  • To encourage cooperation with government and other social groups to ensure the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategy in order that being able to achieve gender equality in education and in work place, particularly for women who work abroad.

  • To reevaluate the policies, strategy of programs, and other efforts to enhance the participation of women in decision making processes, mainly in legislative, executive, and judicative bodies.

  • To encourage collaboration with government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to improve the quality and quantity of institutional partnerships in providing data segregation and in building network to promote justice and gender balance in all public sectors.

  • To examine the challenges and obstacles in carrying out policies and strategy of mainstreaming gender

  • To do international lobby for bringing out the importance of ratification of gender-related international conventions such as Convention on the Elimination of Forced Labors and Convention on the Protection of Migrant Workers and Their Families.

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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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