Change and Opportunity for Women's Political Participation Before and After Reform Era (A Case study of Women's Representative of Local Parliament in West Sumatera)
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- Social and political change, women MPs, women's political participation, local parliament, West Sumatera
This article examines the involvement of women in Politics within two different periods of time in Indonesia. It is common to find the number of women's political participation across some countries are lower than men. This can be affected by some factors including social, cultural and political situation. Before Reform Era, under Soeharto governance, women as Members of Parliament (MP) in many local parliaments in some provinces in Indonesia can be counted in half hand only. This could be related also with the number of political parties in Indonesia only three at that time. After Reform Era, it is assumed that this Era gave women's politicians greater opportunities to run for office. It is also expected that the political situation in Reform Era affected their electability that can increase the number of women's political participation in parliament and then will bring good impact on women's quality life through many women MPs and their public policies toward women. This paper used qualitative method. In-depth interview and observation of women's politicians who become MPs during two different periods have been done for eight women's politicians. The result showed that change of political situation positively associated with opportunity for women's politicians to participate in many different political parties, but only have less effect on their electability, public policies and women MP as decision makers.
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TY - CONF AU - Ms Selinaswati PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Change and Opportunity for Women's Political Participation Before and After Reform Era (A Case study of Women's Representative of Local Parliament in West Sumatera) BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 364 EP - 367 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.78 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.78 ID - Selinaswati2017/11 ER -