Challenges and Opportunities for Indonesian Women’s Participation and Representation in Legislative Power
Indarja.1, Sekar Anggun Gading Pinilih2

1Indarja*, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
2Sekar Anggun Gading Pinilih, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 971-973 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E5664018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E5664.018520

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Abstract: This study aims to examine what are the opportunities and challenges for women political party members to be able to participate in elections, and what strategies can be taken to increase women’s representation in Parliamentary Elections in Indonesia. This research used qualitative research as the method. Data are collected from various secondary sources mainly from regulations, journal articles, government and non-government organization reports, book and others. The results show that women’s representation in Indonesia faces various challenges to participate in elections, including from political, social, cultural and economic factors. Strategy that can be done in increasing women’s representation is like the government review on the Law and several relevant regulations, with the aims to fulfill a thirty percent quota for women, and by improving the recruitment process of members of political parties.
Keywords: Gender Representation, Challenges, Opportunities, Electoral Participation, Legislative Power.
Scope of the Article: Open Source: Challenges and opportunities.