Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Collaboration to Increase Women’s Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304810,
        author={Ida Wahyuni Iskandar and Zaid Bin Ahmad and Adlina Binti Abdul Halim},
        title={Collaboration to Increase Women’s Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={pilkada political participation women participation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304810}
    }
    
  • Ida Wahyuni Iskandar
    Zaid Bin Ahmad
    Adlina Binti Abdul Halim
    Year: 2021
    Collaboration to Increase Women’s Political Participation in East Kalimantan Governor Election
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304810
Ida Wahyuni Iskandar1,*, Zaid Bin Ahmad2, Adlina Binti Abdul Halim2
  • 1: Universitas Mulawarman
  • 2: Universiti Putra Malaysia
*Contact email: idaharsono77@yahoo.com

Abstract

Democracy is the government’s system to embody political process in the election. Historically, women's inequality in political power and participation in democracies. While woman in East Kalimantan find themselves under represented due to lack of participation woman at every socio-political. Due to every party has their own limitations, collaboration is very important in order to increase women's political participation. The regional head elections in Indonesia especially in East Kalimantan in general still found problems regarding the lack of women's political participation. This paper attempts to study to increase political participation among women in Indonesia specifically in East Kalimantan will be taken as a case study. The study employed a qualitative approach as well as interviews with relevant key informants. The efforts to increase woman’s participation in politics certainly need systemic collaboration from the government, political parties, and community organization. Community organization activists in various regions in East Kalimantan can be involved in cooperation to increase woman political participation. Collaboration through political education in East Kalimantan is expected to increase woman’s political participation in various forms such as voting, campaigns, political discussions, contacting regional heads or government, and even woman becoming candidates in elections.