In this episode, we look to close out 2017 with Swedian’s conversation with our dear friend and former guest of the podcast, Kate Walton, and discuss what the year has been like for feminism in Indonesia. There has been a lot of positive events, such as the Women’s March in Jakarta back in March as well as the Feminist Fest back in August, that have strengthened and broadened the women’s movement. There has also been setbacks to the movement and progressive politics in general, such as the jailing of former Jakartan governor Ahok in May and the attack on the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (LBH) back in September, and we discuss it all with Kate — including looking at what 2018 might bring to the table on these issues.
We also chat about Kate’s project, Menghitung Pembunuhan Perempuan (Counting Dead Women), which aims to look at the systemic reasons for violence against women in Indonesia, and talk a little bit about the toxic patriarchal culture that contributes to this systemic violence and what male feminists can & must do to change the conversation.
Finally, given it is the end of the year, we wrap up with some of Kate’s suggestions for wonderful progressive organizations to donate to and support, such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Women’s Development Association (IWDA), the Women’s Legal Aid Institute in Indonesia (LBH-APIK), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and, of course, the project we all support and first became friends over, the Jakarta Feminist Discussion Group (JFDG). Details for how to donate to these organizations are below.
Thanks for listening!
To donate to the UNFPA, visit their donation page here.
To donate to the IWDA, visit their donation page here.
To donate to LBH-APIK (currently only available in Indonesia), please send your donation to the following bank account:
- Bank Mandiri | Account Number: 1290004007205
To donate to the ACLU, visit their donation page here.
To donate to JFDG, please send your donation to the following bank account:
- In Indonesia: BCA (under the name of Anindya Restuviani) | Account Number: 0067700515
- International Donations: PayPal to Kate Walton at email@example.com
For those interested in learning more about the topic, we’ve provided links to resources as well as other recommended readings.
Episode 16: Counting Rape Culture — our first episode with Kate about Menghitung Pembunuhan Perempuan
Pushing Indonesia to Protect Women from Violence — Kate’s piece about violence against women in Indonesia
Indonesian Law Is Making Victims of Revenge Porn Too Scared to Seek Help — Kate’s piece about revenge porn in Indonesia
Feminist Fest 2017: Masa Depan itu Feminis! — official website of Feminist Fest
Menghitung Pembunuhan Perempuan — Counting Dead Women Indonesia
UNFPA Donation Page — make your donation today!
IWDA Donation Page — make your donation today!
LBH-APIK Facebook Page — details on how to donate on the left!
ACLU Donation Page — make your donation today!
JFDG Facebook Page — details on how to donate on the left!