Women Research Institute

Promoting women leadership and inclusive,
gender-based, and sustainable natural resource governance

In 2016, Women Research Institute conducted a study related to the impact of haze, especially for women in Pekanbaru. Based on the results of the study it was found that there was no clear policy and uncertainty over the government's response efforts to make the problem of haze increasingly protracted and caused huge losses.Therefore, in an effort to minimize the impact of haze due to forest and land fires, communities need to build a community resilience system to prevent forest fires byincreasing their role in monitoring changes in the surrounding forest conditions. With increased awareness, the public can contribute to making prevention efforts before the fires spread.


Women Research Institute together with the World Resources Institute conducted a program to increase the awareness and understanding of the Pekanbaru community, especially women to be able to take preventive measures together so that they would not experience the effects of haze. The activity was carried out using a comic media entitled "The Impact of Haze due to Forest and Peat Fires". Media development in the form of comics is carried out so that the impact data from haze can beunderstood by all elements of society through visualization of images, describing the situation of the effects of haze and being disseminated to other communities.


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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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