Perempuan Papua dan peluang politik di era otsus Papua

Muridan Satrio Widjojo

Abstract

This paper discusses the condition and the dynamics of Papuan womens political participationin the reformation and democratization era. Traditionally, women are positioned as subordinate of men.This paper argues that there are increasing opportunities for womens participation in the decision making process. Based on Papuan historical experiences, the traditional social construction has been enriched by education and modern bureaucracy introduced by the churches, the Dutch colonial government
and the Indonesian government. In some cases, the rise of Papuan womens political participation is facilitated by family. Since the late 1980s civil society movement, the establishment of a number of NGOs has grown significantly and provided more opportunities for women activists. Women empowerment by this group is not only driven by individual motivation but also supportedby family condition and the new political context. Significant progress of position and roles as well as the new political space for women has been translatedinto the new creation of women seat within the structure of Papuan People Assembly (MRP). This is seen as a milestone in the history of women movement in Papua. Considering the strategic role and position of women specifically in MRP and in Papuan political dynamic, women leaders in Papua are
expected to contribute more toward conflict resolution.

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