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Visiting Indonesian change maker and women’s empowerment champion: In conversation


Nani Zulminarni, Indonesian change maker and women’s empowerment champion in conversation.

Start Date

May 20, 2019 1:00 pm

End Date

May 20, 2019 2:00 pm


Law Lecture Theatre 1

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The Faculty of Law and the Asia Institute are jointly hosting a lunchtime discussion with Nani Zulminarni, an Indonesian change maker and women’s empowerment champion. Nani is the founder and Director of the largest female heads of household organisation in Indonesia- PeKKA Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga.

The discussion will be opened by Margaret Otlowski, Professor of Law and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture and Wellbeing), and facilitated by Cate Sumner, Director of Law & Development Partners and a Senior Adviser on the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice 2 (AIPJ2).

This seminar will be a great opportunity to hear about:

  • The process of building the PEKKA women’s empowerment civil society organisation – which now works in 20 provinces across Indonesia with over 50,000 members supporting: women’s economic and legal empowerment, lifelong learning, leadership and access to justice.
  • The training thousands of paralegals from PEKKA’s membership to assist women with a range of family law, social protection and violence matters.
  • The making of the PEKKA movie directed by Vivian Idris that is being screened at the Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival on Saturday 18 May at 2.30pm – and why making movies changes lives. Check out the trailer online.
  • Opportunities which exist under the New Colombo Plan Scholarship to study in Indonesia and work with Civil Society Organisations and AIPJ2 in Indonesia (Including Grace Williams as a recent recipient of a New Colombo Scholarship who will be working with PEKKA during her stay in Indonesia).

Related events

Nani Zulminarni is also presenting a public seminar on the 20th May at 5:30 at the Faculty of Law. Cate Summers will be presenting a public lecture on Women’s Access to the Family Courts in Indonesia and Tasmania on the 15th of May at 5:30 in the Centenary Building.