The Feminist in Two Councils
As a legislator, Umi Sardjono was keen to push regulations in favor of gender equality and women’s protection. She was reluctant to support East Timor’s independence.
DURING her three years as a House of Representatives (DPR) member, Suharti Sumodiwirjo—better known as Umi Sardjono—showed her strength further. She aggressively pushed for changes to immigration laws. “Because women who wanted to go abroad had to get their husband’s permission first,” said Umi as quoted by Ruth Indiah Rahayu, head of the Education Division of IndoProgress Institute for Social Research and Education,...
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