2022 Indonesia Update conference. Gender equality and diversity in Indonesia: identifying progress and challenges

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project

Event details


Date & time

Friday 16 September 2022 to Saturday 17 September 2022


In-Person in the Copland Lecture Theatre and online via Zoom


Andy Yentriyani, Santi Kusumaningrum, Ken Setiawan, Kathryn Robinson, Eva Nisa and many more


Kate McLinton
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This event will be held in-person in Canberra (in the Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU) and livestreamed on Zoom. Registration is essential, see below for registration links.


Over the past 20 years, gender relations and the expression of power and authority between men and women in Indonesia have been shaped by the forces of reformasi, decentralisation, a reassertion of central power, and economic transitions. These changes have given rise to policy reform, an increase in women’s political representation, and new expressions of diverse gender identities. But to what extent has the “gender order” of the New Order, where women’s role as a mother was the basis of citizenship, been challenged or just found new articulations? What shape do contemporary contestations to gendered power take?

This update will reflect on the 20 years since the last Indonesia Update on gender, bring to the centre stage gender relations in Indonesia, and present an overview of the political, economic, social, and cultural progress and barriers in achieving gender equality and diversity.

The conference is free of charge.

See our website for more information, including a conference program.


Angie Bexley (The Australian National University)

Sarah Dong (The Australian National University)

Diahhadi Setyonaluri (Universitas Indonesia)


Register to attend in-person here: bit.ly/39thUpdate_inperson

Register to attend online here: bit.ly/39thUpdate_online

More information

For more information including a conference program see our [website] (https://indonesia.crawford.anu.edu.au/activities/indonesia-update/2022-i...)

Image: “Women’s March” by Fitri DK (2018). Woodcut print on paper.

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