About Us / Founding Board

Published: 04/12/2005

Edriana has been active in women’s movements since 1986, where she began to participate in study groups during the time when these groups were popular in universities. She first established a women’s group with four women colleagues in 1989, called Kelompok Kebangkitan Perempuan Indonesia which was subsequently changed to Yayasan Perempuan Mardika.

At the beginning of the reformation era, Edriana co-founded the Indonesian Women’s Coalition for Justice and Democracy. For the past two years, Edrinana has been active as a gender consultant for various international and multi-lateral organizations, such as Yayasan Tifa, UNDP’s Partnership, and ILO. She was also a gender specialist for Hickling, a Canadian consultant institute which assisted the Indonesian government in formulating programs to eliminate poverty, using a pro-women perspective.


Based on her observation that there is a lack of gender-segregated data or data using feminist perspectives, with a number of colleagues, Edriana established the Women Research Institute (WRI). WRI aims to be a study and research center founded on feminist perspectives, focusing on the impacts of decentralization on communities, particularly on women. Another program of WRI is to prepare people at the local level to participate in shaping development in their regions, and to ensure that people participate in decision-makings concerning budget allocation at the local government level, which is equal for women, men and children. WRI implements a feminist methodology in every research. ***