Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2016, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Politics and Religion in Indonesia.

Conversation on Islam and Gender with special reference to Aisyiyah's Imaginaries of Womanhood.
ipw lecture by Siti Syamsiyatun (Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Jalan Adisucipto)

Konferenzraum IPW (A222), NIG, 2. Stock
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


Indonesia is known to become the fourth major democratic country and home to Muslim majority population. Although Islam is formally adhered to by most Indonesians, this does not mean that Middle East Culture dominates the daily life of the people. In fact, other influential axial civilizations, i.e. Europe, India and China, have left their substantial imprints in Indonesian land-water and culture. Thus the idea and practice of gender status, role and relations in today’s Indonesia have also been influenced by these afore mentioned civilizations, in addition to social changes took place in the region. In this presentation I’d like to highlight a particular case of a Muslim women organization, named Aisyiyah, in their struggle to promote “Perempuan Islam Berkemajuan” (Progressive Muslim Women). Since its inception in the early 20th century, Aisyiyah has propagated to moderate Islam that brings joy, life and meaning for its adherents and community, and in active conversation with the current development of sciences. Aisyiyah has applied various methods to carry out its vision of Progressive Muslim Women, varying from education to economic empowerment, and from a cultural revolution to become political interest group.


Forschungsgruppe INEX, Institut für Politikwissenschaft


Miriam Haselbacher
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
+43 1 4277-49446