On December 17, 1998, Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia (KPI) was founded by 75 women activists from different regions who advocated women’s rights in Indonesia. KPI is an organization of women who fight for justice and democracy and hold the values of equality, freedom, democracy, and independence.
The aim of the organization is to bring about gender equality and justice to a more democratic, prosperous, and civilized society. In order to realize this goal, KPI is focusing on five dimensions:
- To protect women rights and marginalized and vulnerable groups;
- To support for all the women in Indonesia;
- To increase political participation for women;
- To promote women’s role in democratic reforms;
- To facilitate other organizations, groups, and individuals that also participate in women rights.
According to the annual report from KPI, capacity building for advocacy was conducted at national level through advocacy education for beginners in East Nusa Tenggara, anti-corruption training of trainer (TOT), and anti-corruption advocacy education for KPI members in 27 villages in Central Java, Palu and East Kalimantan. More than 1,000 people were benefited by this activity.
KPI also launched some programs at subnational level in 2012:
- Training on Research and Methodology for Promoting Women’s Political Representation in South East Asia (February)
- Facilitation of transformative leadership training for women legislative candidates in Timor Leste in cooperation with the Women’s Caucus in Politics in Timor Leste (May)
- Worked with the Asia Pacific Women Law and Development (APWLD) to organize a training program for women in politics at the regional level held in Jakarta (November)
Find out more about the organization here