Women’s Journeys in Driving Change: Women’s Collective Action and Village Law Implementation in Indonesia

Ken Setiawan, Bronwyn Beech Jones, Rachael Diprose, Amalinda Savirani, Ken Setiawan (ed.), Bronwyn Beech Jones (ed.), Rachael Diprose (ed.), Amalinda Savirani (ed.)

The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (MAMPU), The University of Melbourne and Universitas Gadjah Mada | Published : 2020


This peer-reviewed edited volume of women's life stories draws on detailed ethnographic research of village women's lived experiences and how they, individually and collectively, have taken action to influence village development in Indonesia's multi-level governance structure under the new Village Law in Indonesia. The analysis identifies the processes of women's empowerment, their involvement in grassroots women’s collective action, engagement with civil society organisations, and how women influence village institutions, policies, development spending and priorities, and new projects as well as social norms in communities. The analysis draws from detailed qualitative research, including ..

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