Indonesia Update Conference 2001

Gender, Equity and Development in Indonesia's Reform Period

21–22 September 2001

Update Program [PDF, 228KB]

VENUE: Coombs Lecture Theatre, H C Coombs Building, No. 9
Cnr Fellows Road and Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200

OUTLINE: Women's organisations were active in the political movement that led to the resignation of President Soeharto, and which ushered in the current era of Reformasi. Women have been vocal critics of the militarisation of society, and of the violence that underscored State power in the Soeharto era. They have taken advantage of the new tolerance for political dissent to publicly present these views.

The Update will look at the situation of women in contemporary Indonesia through the lens of the rhetoric of democracy, and equity.

Specific topics will include: violence against women, and anti-violence political action; the implications of regional autonomy for gender equity; reproduction, sexual health and sexuality; women and Islam; women's representation in formal political institutions; the cultural expression of gender and gender difference; women's work. The Update will present an 'overview' of the current situation of Indonesian women, including a consideration of the direct effects of the monetary and political crisis, on the one hand, and the rhetoric of democratisation accompanying reformasi on the other.

Dr Kathryn Robinson and Dr Sharon Bessell (Convenors)

Conference Convenors

Dr Kathryn Robinson
Department of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA

Dr Sharon Bessell
Social Protection Facility
Research School of Social Sciences and Graduate Program in Public Policy
The Australian National University
Canberra 0200 AUSTRALIA

Conference Administrator

Administrator +61 2 6125 3794
IP Libr /ary +61 2 6125 2681
Fax +61 2 6125 3700

Indonesia Project, Department of Economics,
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS)
and Asia Pacific School of Economics & Management (APSEM)
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia


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