Women’s Resistance: Talk in Amsterdam & article in the Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post published an article based on the talk on Women’s Resistance through Arts and the Media in Indonesia at Perdu, Amsterdam, February 9, 2017.

With Read My World Artistic Director Willemijn Lamp

The Jakarta Post, March 8, 2017

Feminism in Indonesia under siege by Muslim Conservatives

Author and activist Intan Paramaditha’s striking appearance — a bright red dress matching her lipstick — might be the first thing noticed by the dozens of people who came to hear her speak about the state of feminism in Indonesia.

However, it did not take long before her words transported the audience at Perdu, a cultural venue in the heart of Amsterdam, far across the ocean to contemplate the challenges and triumphs of the feminist movement in the world’s largest Muslim majority country.

“In the past few years, the direction of women’s activism in Indonesia has been largely shaped by emergency cases, such as rising conservatism and growing pressure on feminists and others such as the LGBT community,” says Intan, who wears many hats: academic, fiction writer and activist.

Click here to read the full article on the Jakarta Post website

Full article in PDF: Feminism in Indonesia under siege

Talk at Perdu, Feb 9, 2017

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