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This fact sheet contains the results of WRI’s findings regarding the issue of women’s political participation in the parliament. The survey explores several questions, such as the importance of women’s participation in politics, women’s political acumen compared to men’s, and the opportunities for women’s political participation in the 2014 political constellation. These facts prove the importance of ratifying the Gender Equality and Equity Bill in the lives of women, particularly in politics and decision-making.


Since the reformation era in Indonesia, women’s political participation, particularly women’s representation in decision-making, has become an important agenda of the government and legislation. Various affirmation policies and strengthening actions have been carried out. In inclusive democracy, the public, as one of the most important pillars of democracy, has an imperative role in realizing a wider and more impactful political participation of women.

This fact sheet describes the lack of knowledge of reproductive health issues among adolescents in Gunungkidul. This led to the rise of early marriage among teenagers and even children under 16 years. Lack of education on reproductive health for adolescents makes them not understand their reproductive system and health, leaving them vulnerable to unwanted pregnancy, venereal disease, and HIV / AIDS.

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    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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