“The Bad Luck” of Being A Young Woman

By Niken Lestari It never occured to me that writing my personal stories and share them in my blog can be part of activism. I always thought activism is something big, heroic, direct, brave, and masculine. Yes, masculine because I don't think marching to the public space, yelling, cursing, demanding are representing feminine values. It's masculine because I often frightened to be near the protesters, feel their anger through their expressions; their fists, their voices, their eyes, which remi...
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Moment of Change as Social Entrepreneur

by Niken Lestari It was started as a surviving mechanism. As many activists aware, the annual working contract in local NGO is insufficient to provide long-term income. I was living in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia which renown with its very expensive living cost. A few months before, I am married to a man who was also working in an NGO and we rented a humble one bedroom house. I was careful not to get pregnant before I know what lay ahead. Then the time came when our contracts expire...
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Delegasi JASS dari Perempuan Adat dan Pedesaan

MEDIA ADVISORY: Delegasi JASS dari Perempuan Adat dan Pedesaan NARAHUBUNG: Lauren Gray (lauren@camnopr.com or 212-255-2575) Natalia Escruceria (natalia@justassociates.org or 925-783-4098) Para Pemimpin Berbagi Kegelisahan dan Kemenangan selama Pertemuan Tingkat Tinggi PBB Perempuan pemimpin dari berbagai penjuru dunia berbagi pengalaman pribadi terkait kekerasan dan tantangan yang mereka hadapi di lapangan sebagai aktivis yang mempertahankan tanah, sumber daya dan hak. WASHINGT...
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Seize the space and be heard!

by Maria Mustika   I have been part of FAMM Indonesia since 2007. I found FAMM as my home that provide me with safe space. So I am very proud to receive email from Bytes for All, inviting me to represent JASS Southeast Asia in the Conference on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 21-23, 2013. In preparation, I did a lot of reading. I was worried that during the forum, I might not be able to give an opinion that supports women. A few days ...
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