Women in Indonesia: Gender, Equity and Development

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Kathryn Robinson, Sharon Bessell
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002 - Femmes - Indonésie - 284 pages
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Indonesia now has its first woman President -- Megawati Sukarnoputri. The debates surrounding her elevation to the presidency brought issues of gender and politics to the forefront of the public agenda, raising crucial questions about the role that women are to play in public life in post-Soeharo Indonesia. The struggle to achieve a democratic transition following the fall of Soeharto's New Order in 1998 has also focused attention on issues of equity and gender justice. This book explores ge...
 

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Contents

A New President
13
A Return
28
From Blind Mans Bluff to Mega
41
TABLES
45
Further Comments on the Economy with a Gender Perspective
61
An Effort to Improve Indonesian
68
Feminism in Indonesia in an International Context
80
And the Winner Is Indonesian Women in Public Life
100
Some
130
Women and the Labour Market during and after the Crisis
144
Womens International Labour Migration
158
Customary Institutions Syariah Law and
179
Womens Activism against Violence in South Sulawesi
198
The Changing Indonesian Household
219
Men Women and Community Development in East Nusa
250
References
265

Transcending Compliance
113

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•Kathryn Robinson is Senior Fellow, Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.

•Sharon Bessell is Director, Social Protection Facility, Research School of Social Sciences,The Australian National University, Canberra. 

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