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

Research Article

Gender Roles in Politics: A Comparative Study Between Indonesia and India

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281821,
        author={Vina Salviana Darvina Soedarwo and Nurul Zuriah and Gonda Yumitro and Gautam Kumar Jha},
        title={Gender Roles in Politics: A Comparative Study Between Indonesia and India},
        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={gender roles politics indonesia india},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281821}
    }
    
  • Vina Salviana Darvina Soedarwo
    Nurul Zuriah
    Gonda Yumitro
    Gautam Kumar Jha
    Year: 2019
    Gender Roles in Politics: A Comparative Study Between Indonesia and India
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281821
Vina Salviana Darvina Soedarwo1,*, Nurul Zuriah1, Gonda Yumitro1, Gautam Kumar Jha2
  • 1: University of Muhammadiyah Malang
  • 2: Jawaharlal Nehru University
*Contact email: vina_salviana@yahoo.co.id

Abstract

In the process of democratisation, the matter of greater political participation of women and representativeness became a prerequisite of the realisation of more meaningful democracy. The more meaningful democracy was the democracy that paid attention to and struggled the interests of the majority of the people, namely women, in particular country such as in Indonesia. This condition also happened in India, where one of the indicators of participation of women in political parties was measured from the representation of women in the parliament under the quota, similar with Indonesia. According to this comparative study research, the low number of women participation in India caused by women still feel more convenience to stay domestically in private place and the domination of power structure. However, in Indonesia caused less support from parties, such as limited financial support for female candidates, limited access to political networks and prevalence of double standards. The role of men in politics was still dominant in these two countries. An alternative solution was supporting program to advance gender equality in politics through social media net working.