Women’s Political Participation and Agency in Indonesia: An Interview with Raneeta Mutiara

Experts Take November, 2023

In the context of the upcoming Indonesian presidential elections of February 2024, ISDP’s Asia Program intern Nolwenn Gueguen sat down with PhD scholar from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Raneeta Mutiara, to shed light on women’s political participation in Indonesia. They first discussed the role of feminism in the Indonesian context before expanding on women’s political agency within Islamist organizations and its effects on the upcoming elections.

Raneeta Mutiara is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Office of Graduate Studies at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She is also an Associate Lecturer at the same university, teaching in the fields of public safety and security under the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Holding a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore and an honors degree in International Relations from the University of Indonesia, her intellectual approach is rooted in social and political sciences.

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