Gender, Sexuality, Health: Shifting Dynamics in Contemporary Indonesia


Gender, Sexuality, Health: Shifting Dynamics in Contemporary Indonesia

This workshop will outline the latest broad insights into the changing dynamics of gender and sexuality, with an emphasis on health, in contemporary Indonesia.

The workshop aims to foster a network of researchers interested in gender and sexuality in Indonesia, who can collaborate together with Indonesian collaborators.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Ignatius Praptoraharjo, Atma Jaya University, Jakarta
  • Dr Sandeep Nanwani, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Indonesia

The two confirmed speakers will present papers (30 minutes) on the contemporary context for ‘doing’ sexual and reproductive health in Indonesia.

Invited speakers will present short update-style papers (10 minutes) which aim to generate new insights into the current role of gender and sexuality as it plays out against broader transformations underway in Indonesia. Papers that are a work in progress are especially welcome. Papers will include a provocation, or a case study to settle on, and ideally be concerned with pressing issues in the field.

Contributions will include:

• The intersection between sexuality and politics • The shifting political context in light of decentralisation • Women’s rights and access to sexual and reproductive health • The ongoing HIV epidemic and the intersections of all the above

The workshop will be a welcoming and enjoyable environment as we look to consider contemporary and future challenges as a research community concerned with gender and sexuality in the Indonesian context.

Registrations to the day’s presentations is open to all; but especially to PhD students, postgraduates, Indonesian students and community members, and members of the academic community here in Melbourne.

The workshop, and Dr Sandeep Nanwani’s visit, is generously funded by IDeHaRI (The Indonesian Democracy and Human Rights Hallmark Initiative) at the Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne.

Dr Ignatius Praptoraharjo's visit is generously funded by the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts Indonesia Initiative.