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Culture, Islamic feminism, and the quest for legal reform in Indonesia

Author: Zezen Mutaqin

In: Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Vol 24, No 4, 2018, pp. 423-445

Examines the interplay of Islam, history, and feminism and views it in the legal context of Indonesia. The author uses social movement theory to examine how women’s movements here have organized and mobilized resources to achieve certain goals in this specific socio-political context.

For further research, see also: Poerwandari, Elizabeth Kristi, Ratna Batara Munti and Jackie Viemilawati (2018) “Pro-women's policy advocacy movements in Indonesia: Struggles and reflections”, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 489-509; and Wariyatun Wariyatun (2019) Creating zero tolerance for violence against women, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Vol. 25, no 3, pp. 459-467.