Women Research Institute

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gender-based, and sustainable natural resource governance

Since 2000, Indonesia has made several advances in identifying the needs of reproductive health for teenagers and defining the choices of policies. The government has realized the needs for better sexual and reproductive health education in schools, in particular considering the epidemic growth of sexual transmitted diseases (STIs) and HIV/AIDS in this country. However, due to the political sensitivity regarding the Adolescent Reproductive Health, policy dialogues have not been transformed into concrete programs to cater to the needs of teenagers’ reproduction. Urgent policy issues include the need to review the Health Law (Law No. 36 of 2009) and revise it to ensure that reproductive health education is inserted into the school curriculum and that the restrictions on birth control for single youths must be lifted. Reproductive health services for single youths must be provided and offered in a friendly and confidential environment so that those in need may access the service without being exposed to stigmas.

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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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