Menarik uraian ini.
Para kaum wanita-wanita hendaknya maju jugalah jalan berpikirnya.
Duduk di representative itu seharusnya dasarnya adalah jumlah suara atau
pemilih yang memilih.
Kalau jumlah suara ditentukan dengan berbagai cara agar membuat jumlah wanita
yg duduk sebagai representative itu dianggap "mewakili atau berimbang" bukankah
itu terkesan MANJA?
Kalau jumlahnya menurun yah baerjuanglah, jangan maunya duduk dibelakang meja
lalu diberikan jabatan. Malu aku jadinya, inikah model dan mentalnya wanita
Seharusnya banyak wanita-wanita Indonesia yang mampu tapi dimanakah mereka?
Sebagai wanita carilah mereka, karena mereka adalah the real person who can
help the country and not the celebrity.
Dan manfaatkanlah CERMIN. Ngacalah, kalau anda tidak mampu jangan segan-segan
memberikannya kepada wanita lain atau pria yg lebih mampu.
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Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 3:05 PM
Subject: [zamanku] House seats for women could decline
, February 17, 2009 4:02 AM
House seats for women could decline
Adianto P. Simamora , The Jakarta Post , JAKARTA | Mon, 02/16/2009 8:58
AM | Headlines
Female legislative candidates and activists remain pessimistic that their
representation at the House of Representatives could drop drastically.
The concern stems from the fact that the state seems unwilling to guarantee
an increase in House seats for women, while, political parties have been
stripped of any internal mechanism to ensure more female legislators represent
them, politicians say.
The Constitutional Court's ruling to scrap Article 214 of the 2008
Legislative Elections Law - which allowed parties to determine their
representatives in legislative bodies based on a hierarchical system of seat
distribution, rather than giving seats to candidates who win the most votes -
has been deemed a huge blow for female candidates.
Political parties are now afraid that making an internal ruling to allocate
women one of every three seats could violate the law.
Ratna Batara Munti, a legislative candidate from the Indonesian Democratic
Party of Struggle (PDI-P), said the number of women at the next House could
fall far below the 11 percent attained in the last elections in 2004.
"The political gender gap remains wide. It has worsened because no party has
set an internal policy to ensure women get 30 percent of House seats," she told
The Jakarta Post.
"Unfortunately, the government has no political will to give women more
chances at the House," said Ratna, a former women's activist now contesting the
East Java VII electoral district that comprises Pacitan, Ponogoro, Trenggalek,
Magetan and Ngawi.
Legislative elections will be held on April 9, with more than 12,000
candidates vying for 560 House seats.
The total is an increase from the current 550 seats, 11 percent of which are
occupied by women.
The highest occurrence of women at the House was during the 1987-1992 period,
when women occupied 13 percent or 65 seats, before dipping to 9 percent in the
Golkar, the country's largest party, said it could not make a special
exception for women, for fear of violating the law.
"Golkar has a policy of giving a seat to a female candidate, if a female and
male candidate win the same number of votes. It is our way of respecting
women," said Golkar member Firman Soebagyo.
"But we can't go as far as awarding one seat for women out of every three
seats won in electoral districts. That violates the law."
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has given up on efforts to issue a
ruling requiring parties to award women 30 percent of their House seats, after
its request for a government regulation-in-lieu-of law (perppu) was rejected.