Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Indonesia: Watch Now

To mark International Human Rights Day in 2021, on December 9, 2021, ANU Indonesia Institute hosted a discussion on women’s rights and gender equality in Indonesia. Speakers explored the extent to which Indonesian women have achieved equality in a wide range of political, economic and social spheres, and what Indonesian women are doing today to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of equality. gender equality. You can watch this important, thought-provoking and inspiring discussion on New Mandala now.


Dr. Eva Nisa
Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Languages ​​and ANU Indonesia Institute
The Australian National University.

Themes and speakers

Sri Budi Eko Wardani: Achieving Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for Political Studies, Universitas Indonesia.

Dr Marcia Soumokil: Fight against gender-based violence and harassment.
Country Director IPAS Indonesia (Yayasan Inisiatif Perubahan Akses menuju Sehat Indonesia)

Anindya Restuviani: The Gender Pay Gap and Women’s Labor Market Participation.
Director of Jakarta Feminist and co-director of Hollaback! Jakarta.

Dr Diana Contreras Suarez: Women in the media and the construction of a feminist voice.
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne.

Devi Asmarani
Editor-in-chief and co-founder of women-focused web magazine Magdalene (www.magdalene.co)

Speaker Biographies

Doctor Eva Nisa is a cultural anthropologist and expert in Islamic studies. His research and publications focus on the intersections between the religious, cultural, political, economic, legal, social and philosophical aspects of people’s lives. She is interested in the global currents of Islam that are reshaping the lives of Muslims in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia. His research has involved international collaborative projects with researchers from the United States, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Austria, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. Currently, she sits on the editorial board of The Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology.

Doctor Marcia Soumokil is the director of Ipas Indonesia. Prior to joining Ipas, Dr. Soumokil worked for several international organizations in Indonesia in the areas of HIV, adolescent reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and health governance. Dr. Soumokil is a medical doctor and started his career as a general practitioner in a community health clinic. She also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She currently sits on the boards of the Indonesian AIDS Coalition.

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Sri Budi Eko Wardani is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Universitas Indonesia. She is also the director of the Universitas Indonesia Center for Policy Studies. She is preparing her doctorate in politics at the Department of Political Science at Universitas Indonesia. Some of his notable previous research was Indonesian voting behavior in the 1999 elections (1999-2000, collaboration with Ohio State University, USA), reinforcement and monitoring of the 2004 general elections (2003-2004, collaboration with CETRO), Women’s Political Participation and Advocacy for Positive Policy Adoption in the Political Parties and Electoral Law (2007-2009, collaboration with The Asia Foundation), and Women’s Representation in national and local legislatures after the 2009 elections (July – December 2010, collaboration with The Asia Foundation & AusAID).

Doctor Diana Contreras Suarez is a senior research fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. His research is guided by questions about how to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, and focuses on understanding human capital formation across the life cycle as well as how policies or programs public works to improve lives. She uses econometric techniques to examine these issues, with most of her expertise in developing countries, including Indonesia.

Devi Asmarani is editor-in-chief and co-founder of the online magazine Magdalene (www.magdalene.co). His 25 years of experience in journalism began with Jakarta Postfollowed by The time of the straits from Singapore, where she has written reports, feature articles and analysis on a variety of issues ranging from politics, conflict, terrorism to natural disasters. She has also written columns, articles, essays as well as works of fiction for various local and international publications. She is also a writing and journalism trainer, gender and media facilitator, and has worked as a consultant to international organizations. Devi is a recipient of the SK Trimurti Awards for her work promoting gender equality in journalism.

Anindya Restuviani is Program Director of Jakarta Feminist and Co-Director of Hollaback! Jakarta. She is a feminist activist with expertise in gender equality and a history of working in the development sector on issues of gender, vulnerable children and youth with a strong background in feminist advocacy and organizing within communities. grassroots communities and at local, national and global levels.