Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in conjunction with the 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference on Muslim Society (APCoMS), ICIIS and APCoMS 2024, 17–18 June 2024, Banjarmasin, Indonesia

Research Article

Problems in Increasing Women's Representation in Legislative Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities in the Indonesian Context

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-6-2024.2349111,
        author={Lies  Ariany and Masyithah  Umar and H.M.  Hanafiah},
        title={Problems in Increasing Women's Representation in Legislative Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities in the Indonesian Context},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in conjunction with the 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference on Muslim Society (APCoMS), ICIIS and APCoMS 2024, 17--18 June 2024, Banjarmasin, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIIS AND APCOMS},
        year={2024},
        month={7},
        keywords={political participation women's representation women's empowerment},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-6-2024.2349111}
    }
    
  • Lies Ariany
    Masyithah Umar
    H.M. Hanafiah
    Year: 2024
    Problems in Increasing Women's Representation in Legislative Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities in the Indonesian Context
    ICIIS AND APCOMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-6-2024.2349111
Lies Ariany1,*, Masyithah Umar1, H.M. Hanafiah1
  • 1: Antasari State Islamic University Banjarmasin, Indonesia
*Contact email: lies.ariany@ulm.ac.id

Abstract

In a country with a patriarchal system like Indonesia, opportunities for women to enter politics are limited because they are influenced by society's perception of the division of roles between men and women, which tends to be biased. After all, it limits women's space to household matters. The existence of these inhumane claims has deadened the character, creativity, and freedom of women on the political stage. This paper tries to raise the issue of women's representation in the political scene, which still occurs today, and it is related to how problems occur in the Indonesian context. The method used in this paper uses normative legal research by taking an inventory of laws and regulations, government policies, and other references related to women's representation issues, especially in the political field. According to the study's findings, there is a pressing need to keep raising the proportion of women serving in Indonesia's legislative branches because it is clear that all political objectives and priorities must be adjusted and rearranged. To guarantee that women have a minimum number of seats in the legislative body, a quota system of 30% women's representation has been adopted.