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

Research Article

Gender Mainstreaming Policy for Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Social Conflict

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316410,
        author={Sartika  Soesilowati},
        title={Gender Mainstreaming Policy for Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Social Conflict},
        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={gender mainstreaming women’s protection and empowerment social conflict},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316410}
    }
    
  • Sartika Soesilowati
    Year: 2022
    Gender Mainstreaming Policy for Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Social Conflict
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316410
Sartika Soesilowati1,*
  • 1: Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
*Contact email: sartika.soesilowati@fisip.unair.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to examine an effort by the Indonesian government to gender mainstreaming in social conflict. There is an urgency to mainstream gender in a social conflict in Indonesia due to multiple social conflicts driven by various issues and motivations which have not been resolved sustainably. The author assumes that the government’s role in enhancing gender mainstreaming in conflict resolution is critical and urgent. As a result, Therefore, the local authorities must be committed to and capable of carrying out gender mainstreaming programs. How and to what extent is the local government applying P3AKS? What are the challenges to implementing these gender mainstreaming regulations? This study uses qualitative and quantitative research methods. It also combines primary data and secondary data. Primary respondents of this study are the officials related to P3AKS policies in three districts, namely: Blitar, Sampang and Tuban. Despite the claims that the Indonesian government has strengthened the protection and empowerment of women in conflict, in reality, it is argued that there are still fundamental challenges to implementing the robust policy of P3AKS, namely: the limitation of the bureaucratic system, less capacity for gender mainstreaming among the authorities, and funding constraints.