Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

The Influence of Media and Technology on Gender Transformation and Divorce Rates in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281797,
        author={Nur Hidayati},
        title={The Influence of Media and Technology on Gender Transformation and Divorce Rates in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={divorce rates gender transformation indonesia media technology women},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281797}
    }
    
  • Nur Hidayati
    Year: 2019
    The Influence of Media and Technology on Gender Transformation and Divorce Rates in Indonesia
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281797
Nur Hidayati1,*
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya
*Contact email: nurhieday@gmail.com

Abstract

The more years, the divorce rates in Indonesia has increased specifically. In conventional divorce, women were frequently regarded as objects or victims of divorce. But recently, the majority of women occupy the role as subjects who control divorce decisions. This study aim to reveal how the relationship of gender transformation and divorce phenomenon in Indonesia by statistical data, to describe divorce rates or numbers from the regions in Indonesia and the reasons why women today are brave to start divorce decisions and how media influence them. The agenda of gender awareness is transforming people’s behaviour, especially women. 70% of divorce cases in Indonesia lead by women. Globalization helped socialize this issue on many occasions, both cultural and structural, by printed or digitalized media. These media change social, culture and political systems, including idiologies behind published content.