Start Date

12-12-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

12-12-2011 5:30 PM

Description

Indonesian Society – In spite of the general observation that women in Indonesia remain subordinate to men in the public domain, due to development efforts promoting participatory approaches and women’s empowerment in Indonesia’s democratizing society there have been some notable success stories of women-led economic activities and of women reaching high positions in their communities and the wider society as well. Here, one result of the Asian financial-turned economic crisis which started in Indonesia in mid-1997 was a period of severe socio-economic-political turmoil (a situation known locally as kristal for total crisis) leading to a revitalized democratic movement, giving greater voice to the people, including to women. More recently, Indonesia has weathered the latest global economic turmoil reasonably well. Economic growth has exceeded 6 percent for the past few years. Even though still trailing behind China and India, Indonesia generally remains on a path to meet prospects for a better future for its people.

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Recommended Citation

Oey-Gardiner, M. (2012, December). Participatory approach in Rural poverty-alleviation and women's empowerment in Indonesia = 印度尼西亞參與式農村扶貧與婦女賦權計劃. Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Sustainability & Rural Reconstruction, Southwest University, Chongqingng, China.

 
Dec 12th, 4:00 PM Dec 12th, 5:30 PM

Participatory approach in Rural poverty-alleviation and women's empowerment in Indonesia = 印度尼西亞參與式農村扶貧與婦女賦權計劃

Indonesian Society – In spite of the general observation that women in Indonesia remain subordinate to men in the public domain, due to development efforts promoting participatory approaches and women’s empowerment in Indonesia’s democratizing society there have been some notable success stories of women-led economic activities and of women reaching high positions in their communities and the wider society as well. Here, one result of the Asian financial-turned economic crisis which started in Indonesia in mid-1997 was a period of severe socio-economic-political turmoil (a situation known locally as kristal for total crisis) leading to a revitalized democratic movement, giving greater voice to the people, including to women. More recently, Indonesia has weathered the latest global economic turmoil reasonably well. Economic growth has exceeded 6 percent for the past few years. Even though still trailing behind China and India, Indonesia generally remains on a path to meet prospects for a better future for its people.