Monika Winarnita

Dr Monika Winarnita is an anthropologist teaching in Asian Studies at La Trobe University. She is the chief investigator for several La Trobe Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area (RFA THS) funded research projects on gender, labour, migration, diaspora and digital culture. She is also an Associate at the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, Canada, where she completed her postdoctoral fellowship.

Following their post on the recent International Women’s Day march, Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height report on the Women’s March Jakarta, which saw even greater numbers turn out for action against sexual violence.

New party PSI performed particularly well among overseas voters. Dr Dina Afrianty and Dr Monika Winarnita look at why it was popular with the diaspora but failed to meet the legislative threshold at home, and what this might mean for its future.

Hundreds of Indonesian women marked International Women’s Day on 8 March by marching through Central Jakarta and demanding action against violence and harassment of women. Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height take a look at the broad range of groups and individuals who participated.