Women Research Institute

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gender-based, and sustainable natural resource governance

Women Research Institute (WRI) has organized a series of training of feminist methodology, ranging from the Training of Basic Feminist Methodology First Batch on 24-27 May 2011, and the Training of Basic Feminist Methodology Second Batch on 13-16 June 2011. Both trainings were conducted at Galeri 678, Kemang, Jakarta. 

As a research institution that struggles for the realization of a gender justice Indonesia society, Women Research Institute (WRI) expects to encourage and strengthen the capacity of researchers to have the ability to research with an improving knowledge and research skills. Thus, the research community becomes stronger and able to develop the knowledge sector in the regions.

Social research using feminist theory is so far very limited in Indonesia. Scarcity of feminist research institute is one of the reasons, while shortage of reference books in Indonesian Language, and that the researcher specializing in feminist study is also very little in number are another reasons. The fourth reason might be the different character of this field in the application of feminist theory in comparison to other social research justified as having positivistic paradigm. This area needs sensitivity in carrying it out and sustainability of training on feminist research to achieve appropriate skills. Therefore, training for researchers interested in using feminist theory in social studies has been an urgent need to be addressed immediately.

At present there are 101 women elected House of Representatives (DPR) RI, that number is equal to 18 percent of all elected legislators. Elected women legislators are some of them are in the commission which is one of the House fittings. Generally speaking, women legislators has spread almost evenly across the field of the commission that there is a relatively even with the amount varies. Is the fact that women members of parliament should be able to work extra hard in the middle of male dominance and patriakhi perspective that is so strong. The women legislators are joining the Women's Parliamentary Caucus of the Republic of Indonesia (KPP-RI). LTO-RI serves as a container of capacity building, study skills and perform political roles that are mandated to them. For this purpose, the LTO-RI did a lot of cooperation with various parties in an attempt to synergize the strength in time the capacity of women parliamentarians can truly optimized.

Women Research Institute (WRI) aims to promote and strengthen the capacity of local researchers to establish extensive research community, particularly in the regions. Therefore, WRI organizes a series of capacity building activities in developing the knowledge sector in the form of ‘Gender Analysis Training’.


This capacity building program aimed to reinforce the mastery of gender analysis skills to review research findings as well as women's issues and/or other gender for high quality research results and to provide input to decision-makers. In particular, each participant was expected to exchange their experiences or information to sharpen the ability of the application of gender analysis related to women's interests.

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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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