Wednesday Forum: ?The religious actors discourses on contraception: Indonesian experience from Sukarno to Reformasi Era?

CRCS&ICRS proudly invite you all to come to Wednesday Forum. Dr. Wening Udasmoro will be the speaker on the next Wednesday Forum. The forum will be held on:

Date : Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Time : 12.30 – 14.30 (free lunch)
Venue : Room 306, UGM Graduate School Third Floor
Topic: ?The religious actors discourses on contraception: Indonesian experience from Sukarno to Reformasi Era?

Wening Udasmoro earned her Ph.D. in Gender Studies from the University of Geneva in issues relating to gender and politics of abortion policy in Indonesia. While serving as a lecturer at Department of French, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, she is also one of the core doctoral faculties of ICRS-Yogya.

Below is the abstract of the paper which will be presented.

?The religious actors discourses on contraception: Indonesian experience from Sukarno to Reformasi Era?
By: Wening Udasmoro*

The history of Indonesia can not be separated from the discourses of the religious actors. Historically, they contribute to the construction of phenomenon and policies in social life. The contraception is one of the aspects discussed by the religious actors from time to time, since Sukarno to the Reformasi era in spite of their different perceptions in regard to this case. In the process, there is a dynamic interaction between religious actors and other actors, such as the political, medical or feminist actors from inside Indonesia and the international actors from outside the country. It is argued that the religious consideration is not the only factor they use as the basic of arguments. They have to compromise with those actors in order to create their discourses on the issue of contraception.

Key words: contraception, religious actors, Sukarno era, Reformasi Era

This post is also available in: Indonesian

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