Journal article

Indonesian Women, The Women's International Democratic Federation And The Struggle For 'Women's Rights', 1946–1965

KE Mcgregor

Indonesia and the Malay World | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2012


This article examines the transnational links Indonesian women made with women abroad by means of participation in the WIDF (Women's International Democratic Federation) from 1946-1965. Drawing on Indonesian women's speeches at WIDF congresses, contributions to WIDF publications and documents from Gerwani (Gerakan Wanita Indonesia, the Indonesian Women's movement) national congresses the article argues that the WIDF provided an important political compass for Indonesian women on the political left and directly influenced the form and content of its campaign for women's rights. At the same time Gerwani women were able to draw attention and attract support from the extensive membership of the ..

View full abstract