The June 2022 edition of the Indonesian Update features a main report on issues related to women’s electability. Although there has been an increase (in which the 2014 election had resulted in 17 percent of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) members being women, while in 2019 the number had reached 21 percent), this has not been able to surpass the expected minimum threshold of 30 percent. Until now, political parties still seem to be half-hearted in implementing affirmative policies. Therefore, there needs to be a strong awareness and commitment from political parties.
In the economic field, the Indonesian Update discusses the impact of the war between Russia and Ukraine on rising commodity prices. This is currently happening in several countries in the form of price spikes for several food and energy commodities. Furthermore, we also discuss that the demand for financing from households, corporations and borrowing institutions is always increasing. However, the realization of PEN to strengthen economic recovery is still low.
In the legal field, the Indonesian Update discusses the regulations on electronic-based sexual violence in the Sexual Violence Law (RUU TPKS). Regulations related to technology-based sexual violence in the TPKS Law can be implemented properly when law enforcers—police, prosecutors, and judges—have a good perspective on victims, gender, and human rights. Furthermore, we also discuss the legal regulation of social media campaigns in the 2024 General Election. When the DPR and the President as legislators have agreed not to revise the Election Law, it is the responsibility of the KPU and Bawaslu to provide technical regulations to cover for deficiencies in the law, including legal arrangements for social media campaigns.
In the political field, the Indonesian Update discusses the stages and schedule for the 2024 presidential and vice presidential elections. There are several things that political parties can do, such as building coalitions from an early age and considering the candidates they will support. In this case, the remaining 16 months should be used for party and candidate preparations.
In the social sector, the Indonesian Update discusses blended learning as a learning option that maximizes the advantages of Face-to-face Learning (PTM) and Distance Learning (PJJ). This learning method can be used to improve student learning outcomes. Next, we also discuss the Child Friendly City/District Policy (KLA). There needs to be an acceleration of integrated KLA-based development between various stakeholders, because the fulfillment of children’s rights and protection is the obligation of all parties.
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