Strengthening Democracy for Women in Brebes
- 10.2991/acec-18.2018.102How to use a DOI?
- brebes; democracy; women
NGO movements in Indonesia as well as other developing countries, initially left to the left, then take on the position of movement at the local level to improve the welfare of their communities. Simultaneously, populist movements supported by the World Bank that support neo-liberal projects also develop various political strategies that move at the local level. They move along with the momentum of political decentralization in Indonesia, by carrying the values of good governance. This study shows how women's organizations participate in strengthening democracy in Brebes. This research uses qualitative descriptive method. Data obtained through observation of PEKKA organization activities (Women Headed Family Empowerment) in Brebes, Central Java. Interviews were conducted with PEKKA leaders, administrators and members. The results of this study indicate that strengthening democracy for women in rural areas increases women's active participation in conveying aspirations without discrimination in Brebes and increasing the potential of women to be involved in decision-making in village consultations in Brebes.
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TY - CONF AU - Muhammad Japar AU - Dini Nur Fadhillah PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - Strengthening Democracy for Women in Brebes BT - Proceedings of the Annual Civic Education Conference (ACEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 445 EP - 449 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acec-18.2018.102 DO - 10.2991/acec-18.2018.102 ID - Japar2018/11 ER -