Co- Founder and Director
Faiza Mardzoeki (Siti Faizah Hidayati) is a playwright, theater producer, and activist.
Currently she is doing research and writing process on her newest play project namely The Silent Song of Kembang Genjer. The play will attempt to bring to life the experiences and thoughts of several women who were among the tens of thousands were arrested, imprisoned and then often tortured and sexually abused in prison during the years 1965-79.
Since 2003 she has divided her residence between Indonesia and Australia. Since 2002 till the present day, Faiza has initiated...
She is a National Coordinator of Women Freedom Networking (Perempuan Mahardhika). She has been involved in women's liberation struggle since the Soeharto era to the present. She is interested in the arts and culture as medium to continue to fight for women's rights.
Involved in staging theatrical Nyai Ontosoroh as coordinator of public discussion, she then became Head of Production in the project of Women's monologue ‘Women Seize The Night”. It was a successful evening performance in three cities, namely Jakarta, Aceh and Bandung.
She was born in Jakarta in the year of 1962. Having finished her study in 1982, she has been a teacher at an educational foundation in Jakarta. Then less than three years later, she turned to her activity to Non-Government Organization (NGO) and being committed in such various organization for more than 20 years. In 1999-2002 she became a Coordinator for "Cartoon for Democracy" project held by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung (FNS) and organized in six big cities in Indonesia.
She is one of founders of "Institut Ungu", the Women's Art and Culture Center, and...
Media Program Co-ordinator
Chika Noya has been working for Gender Issues since 2001. Until 2007 she was working for National Commission on Violence Against Women and in the following year she worked as Program Officer in Kartini Asia Network. She has initiated Youth Asian Women Leadership Forum with some youth feminists from all over Asia. She is founder of V Film Festival, the annual Feminist perspective film screening and she has been active volunteering for discussion program at Queer Film Festival. She is now living in Jakarta and working as a Program Manager for Gender Based Violence at World Population...
Pande. K. Trimayuni
Networking and Public Relation
She is a researcher, writer and university lecturer. She is a Balinese who spent almost a half of her life out of Bali. Her hobbies are traveling and observing traditional art and crafts. Besides Balinese traditional art, she had had opportunities to learn the traditional art and crafts from many places around the world include: the native American, the Burmese, the Indian, etc. She got her Master of Sciences’ degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) United-Kingdom in Gender, Development and Globalization. She describes herself in three words: active, healthy and happy!
Citra Smara Dewi
Fine Arts Program Co-ordinator
Born in October 29, 1968, she completed Bachelor of Education (S1) in 1998, Interior Design Study Program from FSR IKJ (Jakarta Arts Institute) and got her Master degree in 2004, Communication Sciences Studies Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia. Her academic career began as an assistant lecturer FSR IKJ in 1998, became Secretary of Design Department in 1998-2000, then Vice Dean for general administration and finance in 2000-2008. She is dean of FSR IKJ for 2008-2012 periods. She has experience in journalism when she worked as journalist on the PAB...
Rhoma Dwi Aria Yuliarianti
Born in Kulon Progo, Jogjakarta, July 4, 1982. She got master degree’s History from State University of Jakarta (Universitas Negeri Jakarta-UNJ). She worked as major researcher in the National Press Centennial (1907-2007), Centennial Press Women (1908-2008), joined together research across the state of Indonesia's Cultural History 1950-1965: In Search of a Lost Legacy, joint project KITLV and NU 2009. She writes many articles for magazines and journals...
Soe Tjen Marching
Advisory Board Member
She is a feminist and a composer of avant-garde music in Indonesia. She studied composition with Slamet Abdul Sjukur in Indonesia and John Cousins at Canterbury University in New Zealand. In 1998, she won a national competition for Indonesian Contemporary Composers held by the German Embassy and AKI. Her compositions have been played in New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan. Her work has been released on the CD Asia Piano Avant-garde - Indonesia, played by pianist Steffen Schleiermacher.
Besides being a composer, Marching is also an academic and creative writer. She...
Advisory Board Member
Geni Achnas is presently a consultant for the Indonesia program of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK), headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Previously, she was the Country Director of Uplift International in Indonesia, a Seattle-based NGO which builds capacity of health and law professionals and grassroots communities to work together to advocate for better health rights. Geni has dealt with HIV and Human Rights with UNAIDS. She was involved in migrant workers' issues as a member of the Women's Movement for the Protection of Migrant Workers (GPPBM) and as a Coordinator at Komnas...
Yeni Rosa Damayanti
Advisory Board Member
She started as an environmental activist while attending college as a biology major in Jakarta. She discovered that the destruction of the tropical rain forest was directly tied into human rights violations after witnessing the difficult lives of the timber workers in Borneo. From that moment on, her life changed drastically.
In 1989 she joined the growing student movement in Jakarta. Their main goal was to implement a democracy for the country of Indonesia. They hoped to achieve this through the support and participation of peasants and urban poor. By 1992, Yeni Rosa and many...