Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Women’s Representation on Forest Transfer Policy in Siak Regency

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316265,
        author={Muhammad Ichsan Kabullah and Muhammad Ichsan Kabullah and Wewen Kusumi Rahayu and Rifki  Dermawan},
        title={Women’s Representation on Forest Transfer Policy in Siak Regency},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={forest fire transfer policy women siak regency},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316265}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Ichsan Kabullah
    Muhammad Ichsan Kabullah
    Wewen Kusumi Rahayu
    Rifki Dermawan
    Year: 2022
    Women’s Representation on Forest Transfer Policy in Siak Regency
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316265
Muhammad Ichsan Kabullah1,*, Muhammad Ichsan Kabullah2, Wewen Kusumi Rahayu1, Rifki Dermawan3
  • 1: Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
  • 2: Centre of Constitutional Studies (PUSaKO), Faculty of Law, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
  • 3: Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: muhammadichsankabullah@soc.unand.ac.id

Abstract

The recurrence of cases of forest and land fires in Siak regency indicates that the policies have not been solve completely by the local governments. Although there are numerous policies on forest fire prevention, there have been little studies that systematically focus the women representation on this issue. This article analyses an involvement of women on forest transfer (Take) policy in Siak Regency. This policy has one of best practices to protect the environment through budget policy innovations in line with the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) agendas. In that sense, we explore how women involve in the Take policy through qualitative methods especially in-depth interviews, observation, and documentation. Based on our research, there were limits of women in the Take policy. It argues that the women have chance to participate in the Take policy. However, the women have not played an active role in the Take policy. The women tended to be alienated in the implementation of Take policy due to cultural and political barriers. As a result, the women who sit in power should be able to supervise the Take policy.