Nov 22, 2017 Last Updated 3:54 AM, Nov 13, 2017

Women and development

Women and development

Indonesian women have been the target of hundreds of gender-focused development programs but to what effect?

Over recent decades Indonesia’s 120 million women have been the target of a veritable barrage of gender-focused development initiatives designed to help reach the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of achieving ‘gender equity’ by 2015. Yet as this deadline looms, has the situation for women really improved? Are women any better equipped to gain access to work, healthcare, resources or government support?

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Labouring for development

Labouring for development

Working-class women, especially domestic workers, have borne much of the burden of achieving Indonesia’s middle-income country status

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Reality or just rhetoric?

Reality or just rhetoric?

The Indonesian government has come a long way when it comes to legislating for gender mainstreaming, but not enough has changed in terms of development practice

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