All the Widows: Independent
Through Pekka, Nani Zulminarni empowers impoverished women household heads. Her deed touches the hearts of more than 31,000 women across 34 provinces.
TO Nani Zulminarni, 56, being stuck in the past is not in her book. The mother of three therefore decided to stand on her own two feet after her divorce in 2000. At the time, Nani was facing a difficult task at the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan). She was flying back and forth between Aceh and Jakarta to document the lives of post-conflict widows living at the city dubbed the Veranda of Mecca.
In Aceh, she met a...