Women’s Rights and Violence against Women in Indonesia with a focus on West Papua


19th May, 11am – 12.30pm (CEST) I 4pm Jakarta Time (WIB), 6pm Jayapura time (WIT)

In English and Bahasa Indonesia with translation

Indonesia is ranked 107th out of 195 countries and regions on the 2020 Gender Development Index. Women’s civil liberties and human rights are neither on the political nor the legal level sufficiently addressed, particularly when it comes to gender
based violence or discrimination. In West Papua, women’s lives are additionally burdened by the ongoing armed conflict as well as limited access to education and health services and severe obstacles to attain land rights.
In this Webinar we want to raise awareness regarding the situation of women’s rights and violence against women in Indonesia. Together with three international speakers from West Papua, Indonesia and Germany we explore what the main
challenges are and what still needs to be done to realize, ensure and safeguard women’s rights.

Zoom Link (no Registration necessary): https://unitedinmission-org.zoom.us/j/68695595960


Maraike J.B. Bangun, Scholarship holder of Academy of Mission at the University of Hamburg.


  • Mariana Amiruddin, Journalist, author and women’s rights activist. Vice Chairperson of Komnas Perempuan for the period 2020-2024.
  • Marion Struck-Garbe, Social anthropologist and social economist. Lecturer at the University of Hamburg.
  • Els Tieneke Rieke Katmo, Ph.D, Lecturer in Socio Economic of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Universitas Papua in Manokwari.

An event by: Westpapua Netzwerk, Watch Indonesia!, International coalition for Papua.