Women Research Institute

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gender-based, and sustainable natural resource governance

In 2005, Women Research Institute (WRI) conducted a research on “the Impact of Regional Autonomy on Women Political Participation in Decision Making at the Local Level”. The research was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, WRI analyzed local regulations in nine districts/cities by using feminist research methodology. It was an initial step to see how women’s public space and political roles are being perceived, represented and regulated within the context of regional autonomy. The nine districts/cities were spread in seven provinces, namely West Java (Sukabumi and Tasikmalaya), West Sumatra (Solok), West Nusa Tenggara (Mataram), Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Banda Aceh), Bali (Gianyar), East Nusa Tenggara (Kupang), and East Kalimantan (Samarinda, West Kutai). The diverse character of the selected districts/cities allows WRI to look at the general trend of women participation in regional autonomy across the multicultural landscape of the contemporary Indonesian society.

In 2005, WRI conducted a research on “the Impact of Regional Autonomy on Women Political Participation in Decision Making at the Local Level”. The research was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, WRI analyzed local regulations in nine districts/cities by using feminist research methodology. It was an initial step to see how women’s public space and political roles are being perceived, represented and regulated within the context of regional autonomy. The nine districts/cities were spread in seven provinces, namely West Java (Sukabumi and Tasikmalaya), West Sumatra (Solok), West Nusa Tenggara (Mataram), Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Banda Aceh), Bali (Gianyar), East Nusa Tenggara (Kupang), East Kalimantan (Samarinda, West Kutai). The diverse character of the selected districts/cities allows WRI to look at the general trend of women participation in regional autonomy across the multicultural landscape of the contemporary Indonesian society.

WRI Annual Programs Report (February - December 2005)

Compare to its first one year of work in 2004, WRI had actively produced its outputs in publication on the theme of gender and governance during 2005 as can be seen separately along with this report. During this year, WRI had published four books namely: (1) “Representasi Perempuan dalam Kebijakan Publik di Era Otonomi Daerah”, This book contains findings from the first phase research of WRI in nine districts/cities, including Banda Aceh; (2) “Identitas Politik Perempuan Aceh” by Edriana Noerdin; (3) “Metode-metode Feminis dalam Penelitian Sosial” by Shulamit Reinharz; (4) Training Module on “Analisa Gender dan Anggaran Berkeadilan Gender”. Where as the book on “Potret Kemiskinan Perempuan” is still in the phase of final editing. The cover of the book had been finalised, hopefully in early February 2006 this book may be published.

WRI Annual Programs Report (2004)

In January 2005, WRI had finalized the editing of the three publications that planned to be published in March 2005.

As consequence of WRI’s research findings, WRI received many invitations to present its research experience and thought particularly in the impact of regional autonomy towards women’s participation. WRI’s people also being asked to facilitate how to mainstream gender perspective in activities such as poverty reduction, capacity development in the context of regional autonomy.

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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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