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

Research Article

Independent and Successful Women with Disability: Lesson Learned from West Sumatera Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316383,
        author={Tanty Herida and Jendrius Jendrius and Alfan Miko},
        title={Independent and Successful Women with Disability: Lesson Learned from West Sumatera Province},
        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={Women with disabilities discrimination families},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316383}
    }
    
  • Tanty Herida
    Jendrius Jendrius
    Alfan Miko
    Year: 2022
    Independent and Successful Women with Disability: Lesson Learned from West Sumatera Province
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316383
Tanty Herida1,*, Jendrius Jendrius1, Alfan Miko1
  • 1: Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: tanty.herida78@gmail.com

Abstract

Law No. 8 of 2016 concerning people with disabilities in Article 1 states that people with disabilities are every person who experiences physical, intellectual, mental, and / or sensorics limitations for a long period of time who in interacting with the environment may experience obstacles and difficulties to fully and effectively participate with other citizen based on an equal right. Women with disabilities have equal rights with women without disabilities. The result of this research is that there is a role model for other women with disabilities to survive from the discrimination they experienced. Then the results of the next research on the journey of women with disabilities who are able to survive from the discrimination they received so that they are successful in their careers in the public sector are divided into 4 topics. The first topic is life before they become people with disabilities. The second topic talks about accident causing their physical disability. The third topic is about how these participants accept the transition from person without disability to person with physical disability and how they overcome obstacles when they become people with physical disabilities. The fourth topic talks about the participants' lives to survive and succeed in building their career at public sector.