With the support of the Representation Program (ProRep)-USAID, WRI has engaged in policy analysis since 2011. The policy analysis is expected to result in a democractic government. The objective of policy analyses is not only to produce quality recommendations and analyses, but also to communicate the research findings well. For instance, in producing a good policy paper or policy brief, there are several aspects that need to be considered, such as focus, relevance, professionalism, public orientation, based on data, easily understood language, and specific recommendations. The drafting of policy papers or policy briefs is expected to be more pertinent in future.
The workshops main objectives are to (1) review Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achievements and assessing the sub-regional challenges during the remaining period to 2015, (2) collect the views and perspectives of the Member States including, civil society and other stakeholders on the Post-2015 development agenda. Given that a key lesson from the conception and formulation of MDGs has been the importance of the full engagement and inclusive participation at country level of all development stakeholders the workshop format is designed to maximize opportunities for participants to contribute to the discussion.
The study of women is only one of the possibilities to question our knowledge by looking at the empirical facts on women so that a common space can be made. The main problem lies in the void of the map of knowledge on women based on empirical situation and condition of the Indonesian society. This means that so far, women issue that we understand as a shared idea always derives from other people’s view instead of our own views which actually bound us with the land we live in.
Gender budgeting is always started by asking a simple question: have the needs and interests of women been included in the budgeting process? Women Research Institute uses the term Gender Budget because of several considerations. One of the considerations is related to the aim to always remind us all, including the planners and decision makers, to consider the value of justice and equality based on non-discriminative relationship related to social class, religion, cultural group, ethnic group, and sex.
In May 2007, WRI attended capacity building programs in Manila, the Philippines. The programs consisted of a Conference on International Women’s Human Rights and a workshop on Migration which was held by Women and Gender Institute (WAGI), Miriam College. Not only participating in this program, WRI also conducted several visits to women's organizations in the Philippines in order to build a network.
Since 1995, the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) has held consultations with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (SRVAW). Such consultations have contributed to the integrating process of gender issues and women’s rights into the mechanism of Special Procedures that critically discusses forms of structural discrimination and violence against women.