The Women’s Political Caucus of Indonesia (Kaukus Perempuan Politik Indonesia or KPPI) is at the forefront of the nation's transition to democracy by leading the effort to increase women’s political participation.
A multi-party organization, KPPI includes women from political parties, civic organizations, government, trade unions, academia and the media.
It has been instrumental in establishing laws to increase women’s representation and leadership in political parties. KPPI is a young and growing organization with no funding source beyond nominal membership fees.
As a recipient of the 2005 Madeline K. Albright Grant, KPPI is expanding its efforts to help Indonesian women gain equal access to the levers of political power by enhancing the organization’s ability to deliver quality advocacy and training opportunities to its growing membership.
“The (Grant) gives us the wherewithal to involve the mothers and daughters and sisters of our nation. Together we will build on the political investment of women in Indonesia. Parties are not simply the path to power but the path to shared power,” says KPPI Chair Gefarina Djohan.
Published on Mar. 4, 2006