Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

Activist Women’s Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election 2008-2018

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291543,
        author={Ida Wahyuni Iskandar and Zaid bin Ahmad},
        title={Activist Women’s Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election 2008-2018},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={HICOSPOS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={pilkada; political participation; women participation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291543}
    }
    
  • Ida Wahyuni Iskandar
    Zaid bin Ahmad
    Year: 2020
    Activist Women’s Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election 2008-2018
    HICOSPOS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291543
Ida Wahyuni Iskandar1,*, Zaid bin Ahmad2
  • 1: Faculty of Social and Politics Science, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, Indonesia
  • 2: Faculty of Human Ecology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
*Contact email: idaharsono77@yahoo.com

Abstract

Democracy today faces many challenges including political inequality. Women have been deliberately excluded from political power and participation in democracies. Various studies explained about women's participation in various countries. This paper attempts to study political participation among women in Indonesia in Pemilihan Kepala Daerah (local election) specifically in East Kalimantan. The study employed a qualitative approach and conducted in-depth interviews with relevant key informants as data collection method. Besides voting, there are various political participation form for women in Pilkada. By knowing the various forms of political participation such as voting, campaign, political discussion and contacting, it can be better to analyze the true nature of women's political participation. Lack of participation in various forms of political participation analyses helping determine steps for governments, political parties, and community organizations to increase women's political participation