Women’s rights & gender equality in Indonesia: watch now – New Mandala

To mark International Human Rights Day in 2021, on 9 December 2021 the ANU Indonesia Institute hosted a dialogue on ladies’s rights and gender equality in Indonesia. Speakers examined the extent to which Indonesian ladies have achieved equality in a broad array of political, financial and social fields, and what Indonesian ladies are doing right now to beat the obstacles that lie within the path of gender equality. You can watch this essential, difficult and provoking dialogue on New Mandala now.

Indonesia Institute Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Indonesia Webinar

To mark International Human Rights Day in 2021, on 9 December 2021 the ANU Indonesia Institute hosted a discussion on women’s rights and gender equality in I…


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

Topics and audio system

Sri Budi Eko Wardani: Achieving ladies’s sexual and reproductive rights and well being.
Lecturer within the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for Political Studies, Universitas Indonesia.

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

Anindya Restuviani: The gender pay hole and feminine labour pressure participation.
Director of Jakarta Feminist and Co-Director of Hollaback! Jakarta.

Dr Diana Contreras Suarez: Women within the media and constructing 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 webmagazine Magdalene (

Speaker Biographies

Dr Eva Nisa is a cultural anthropologist and knowledgeable in Islamic research. Her analysis and publications concentrate on the intersections between non secular, cultural, political, financial, authorized, social, and philosophical elements of peoples’ lives. She is fascinated by international currents of Islam reshaping the lives of Muslims in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia. Her analysis has concerned worldwide collaborative initiatives with students from the USA, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Austria, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. 

Dr Marcia Soumokil is the director of Ipas Indonesia. Prior to becoming a member of Ipas, Dr. Soumokil labored for a number of worldwide organizations inside Indonesia within the areas of HIV, adolescent reproductive well being, maternal and new child well being, and well being governance. Dr. Soumokil is a skilled medical physician and started her profession as a basic follow doctor in a neighborhood well being clinic. She additionally holds a Masters of Public Health diploma from University of Melbourne, Australia. She at the moment serves on the boards of the Indonesia AIDS Coalition. 

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Sri Budi Eko Wardani is a lecturer in Department of Political Science Universitas Indonesia. She can be the Director of Center for Political Studies Universitas Indonesia. She is taking her doctoral diploma in politics at Department of Political Science Universitas Indonesia. Some of her earlier notable analysis have been Indonesian Voting Behavior on 1999 Election (1999-2000, collaboration with Ohio State University, USA), Strengthen and Monitoring of 2004 General Election (2003-2004, collaboration with CETRO),  Women Political Participation and Advocacy for Adoption Affirmative Policy in Political Party Law and Election Law (2007-2009, collaboration with The Asia Foundation), and Representation of Women in National and Local Legislature after 2009 Election (July – December 2010, collaboration with The Asia Foundation & AusAID).  

Dr Diana Contreras Suarez is a Senior Research Fellow on the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. Her analysis is pushed by questions on methods to enhance the lives of susceptible and deprived populations, and focuses on understanding human capital formation all through the life cycle in addition to how public coverage or applications work on attaining improved lives. She makes use of econometrics strategies to look into these questions, with most of her experience in creating international locations, together with Indonesia.  

Devi Asmarani is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of women-focused webmagazine Magdalene ( Her 25 years’ expertise in journalism started at The Jakarta Post, adopted by The Straits Times of Singapore, the place she wrote information stories, in-depth articles and analyses on numerous points from politics, conflicts, terrorism to pure disasters. She has additionally written columns, articles, essays in addition to works of fiction for numerous native and worldwide publications. She can be a writing and journalism teacher, and gender and media facilitator, and has labored as a marketing consultant with worldwide organizations. Devi is the recipient of S.Okay. Trimurti Awards for her work in selling gender equality in journalism.  

Anindya Restuviani is Program Director of Jakarta Feminist and Co-Director of Hollaback! Jakarta. She is a feminist activist with experience in gender equality and a historical past of working in the growth sector on points of gender, youngsters, and susceptible youth with robust expertise in feminist advocacy and organizing inside grassroots communities and on the native, nationwide and international degree.



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