Home / CEDAW in Southeast Asia / Indonesia / Useful Resources and Links
Useful Resources and Links
Other Related Documents
Do Our Laws Promote Gender Equality? - A Handbook for CEDAW-based Legal Reviews
A Handbook for CEDAW-Based Legal Reviews is a user-friendly guide for reviewing laws to identify whether they discriminate against women. Using the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as a framework, this handbook specially developed from experience in Southeast Asia, but applicable globally, takes you step-by-step through the process of measuring CEDAW compliance in national laws. From planning to carrying out a legal review, with advice to maximize your success along the way, this handbook shows government, NGOs, academics and practitioners working towards gender equality how to formulate CEDAW-based legal indicators, identify discriminatory provisions and gaps using these indicators, develop recommendations and use your CEDAW-based legal review to advocate for changes in law for gender equality.
Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs - in Bahasa
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action must be the touchstones for realizing the potential held out by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The CEDAW and Beijing processes have generated a wealth of understanding and experience that illuminates the nature of gender-based discrimination and clarifies the steps needed to achieve gender equality. While the MDGs set out concrete, time-bound and measurable goals, targets and indicators for poverty reduction, this framework provides only the starting point for the work that must be undertaken. As the Millennium Declaration has emphasized, it is critically important that the gender equality obligations and commitments that have been made to the world's women are effectively implemented.
"Pathway to Gender Equality" outlines how CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action can be used as a lens to understand and address the gender equality dimensions of the MDGs, which in turn can help to ensure that the pursuit of the MDGs is based on principled conviction and results in effective development.
CEDAW: Restoring Rights to Women
This publication produced in 2004 by Partners for Law in Development ( New Delhi ), in cooperation with UNIFEM (now UN Women) and Zonta International, is intended as a reference and resource for those seeking a better understanding of CEDAW. Restoring Rights to Women looks at the basic rights principles and concepts that are the foundation of the Convention, examines its scope and coverage, and offers an in-depth discussion of how it can be used as a framework to promote gender equality and protect the human rights of women. The publication aims not only to provide information, but also to encourage dynamic inquiry and application of CEDAW.
Booklet on Temporary Special Measures (indakan Khusus Sementara) - in Bahasa
This booklet, produced by Pusat Pemberdayaan Perempuan Dalam Politik (Indonesian Centre for Women in Politics (ICWIP), advocates for the use of temporary special measures for women to hasten the process of gender equality, especially in the area of politics and public life. It explains why such measures are important referring to CEDAW, General Recommendation 25 of the Convention, the recommendations of the CEDAW Committee contained in the Concluding Observations against Indonesian Government's periodic report, and the government's obligation to comply with these. It explains the effects of inequality and inequity within the development process, and discusses some key electoral laws in Indonesia that need to be amended to ensure greater female participation in politics and in governmental decision-making positions. The booklet was used in the process of advocating for revisions to the Law on Political Parties during 2007.
Jurnal Perempuan (Women's Journal) - in Bahasa
This magazine focuses on the situation of women in Indonesia , from issues affecting and impacting women such as poverty, violence and participation in public life, to feminist theory and discussions about the role of women, and gender, in culture and society. Issues 45 and 48 put a spotlight on CEDAW, not only providing general information about the Convention, but also discussing its implementation within the Indonesian context, and urging policy makers to pay greater attention to removing discrimination against women and increasing their involvement in decision-making processes. Both issues were produced before the CEDAW Committee review of Indonesia 's report in August 2007, and used to raise awareness about the CEDAW process.
Review of Laws related to Women's Political Participation (Bahasa)
In 2006, the Indonesian Center for Women in Politics (ICWIP) led an NGO effort to conduct a review of five laws related to womenʼs political participation, to identify discriminatory provisions within these laws that were inconsistent with CEDAW principles. The review, which took a year and was supported by UNIFEM (now UN Women) and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Home Affairs, was distributed to government bodies at the national and provincial levels, to political parties and civil society groups. It was followed up with a strong advocacy campaign with the government and the public at large to propose amendments to these laws.