[OOT] Kata Dunia tentang Indonesia
- Dari milis tetangga..lumayan me-refresh bayangan saya ttg Indonesia yang sangat dicintai itu, di tengah hiruk pikuk SKB dan BBM.Untuk Indonesia yang Lebih Baik dan Bermartabat.
M Solihin FikriThe Peace Scholarship Program 2008
University of Canberra
ACT - AUSTRALIA
Teman-teman, ini adalah hasil riset tentang Indonesia... dari milis sebelah.
Semoga memberikan inspirasi dan pengharapan yang lebih nyata bagi kita, para putra/i bangsa.
Rekor Indonesia Dimata Dunia
Republik Indonesia merupakan Negara kepulauan terbesar di dunia yang terdiri dari 17.504 pulau (termasuk 9.634 pulau yang belum diberi nama dan 6.000 pulau yang tidak berpenghuni) . Disini ada 3 dari 6 pulau terbesar didunia, yaitu : Kalimantan (pulau terbesar ketiga di dunia dgn luas 539.460 km2), Sumatera (473.606 km2) dan Papua (421.981 km2).
* Indonesia adalah Negara maritim terbesar di dunia dengan perairan seluas 93 ribu km2 dan panjang pantai sekitar 81 ribu km2 atau hampir 25% panjang pantai di dunia.
* Pulau Jawa adalah pulau terpadat di dunia dimana sekitar 60% hampir penduduk Indonesia (sekitar 130 jt jiwa) tinggal di pulau yang luasnya hanya 7% dari seluruh wilayah RI.
* Indonesia merupakan Negara dengan suku bangsa yang terbanyak di dunia. Terdapat lebih dari 740 suku bangsa/etnis, dimana di Papua saja terdapat 270 suku.
* Negara dengan bahasa daerah yang terbanyak, yaitu, 583 bahasa dan dialek dari 67 bahasa induk yang digunakan berbagai suku bangsa di Indonesia . Bahasa nasional adalah bahasa Indonesia walaupun bahasa daerah dengan jumlah pemakai terbanyak di Indonesia adalah bahasa Jawa.
* Indonesia adalah negara muslim terbesar di dunia. Jumlah pemeluk agama Islam di Indonesia sekitar 216 juta jiwa atau 88% dari penduduk Indonesia . Juga memiliki jumlah masjid terbanyak dan Negara asal jamaah haji terbesar di dunia.
* Monumen Budha (candi) terbesar di dunia adalah Candi Borobudur di Jawa Tengah dengan tinggi 42 meter (10 tingkat) dan panjang relief lebih dari 1 km. Diperkirakan dibuat selama 40 tahun oleh Dinasti Syailendra pada masa kerajaan Mataram Kuno (750-850).
* Tempat ditemukannya manusia purba tertua di dunia, yaitu : Pithecanthropus Erectus" yang diperkirakan berasal dari 1,8 juta tahun yang lalu.
* Republik Indonesia adalah Negara pertama yang lahir sesudah berakhirnya Perang Dunia II pada tahun 1945. RI merupakan Negara ke 70 tertua di dunia.
* Indonesia adalah Negara pertama (hingga kini satu-satunya) yang pernah keluar dari Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa (PBB) pada tgl 7 Januari 1965. RI bergabung kembali ke dalam PBB pada tahun 1966.
* Tim bulutangkis Indonesia adalah yang terbanyak merebut lambang supremasi bulutangkis pria, Thomas Cup, yaitu sebanyak 13 x (pertama kali th 1958 & terakhir 2002).
* Indonesia adalah penghasil gas alam cair (LNG) terbesar di dunia (20% dari suplai seluruh dunia) juga produsen timah terbesar kedua.
* Indonesia menempati peringkat 1 dalam produk pertanian, yaitu : cengkeh (cloves) & pala (nutmeg), serta no.2 dalam karet alam (Natural Rubber) dan minyak sawit mentah (Crude Palm Oil).
* Indonesia adalah pengekspor terbesar kayu lapis (plywood), yaitu sekitar 80% di pasar dunia.
* Terumbu Karang (Coral Reef) Indonesia adalah yang terkaya (18% dari total dunia).
* Indonesia memiliki species ikan hiu terbanyak didunia yaitu 150 species.
* Biodiversity Anggrek terbeser didunia : 6 ribu jenis anggrek, mulai dari yang terbesar (Anggrek Macan atau Grammatophyllum Speciosum) sampai yang terkecil (Taeniophyllum, yang tidak berdaun), termasuk Anggrek Hitam yang langka dan hanya terdapat di Papua.
* Memiliki hutan bakau terbesar di dunia. Tanaman ini bermanfaat ntuk mencegah pengikisan air laut/abrasi.
* Binatang purba yang masih hidup : Komodo yang hanya terdapat di pulau Komodo, NTT adalah kadal terbesar di dunia. Panjangnya bisa mencapai 3 meter dan beratnya 90 kg.
* Rafflesia Arnoldi yang tumbuh di Sumatera adalah bunga terbesar di dunia. Ketika bunganya mekar, diameternya mencapai 1 meter.
* Memiliki primata terkecil di dunia , yaitu Tarsier Pygmy (Tarsius Pumilus) atau disebut juga Tarsier Gunung yang panjangnya hanya 10 cm. Hewan yang mirip monyet dan hidupnya diatas pohon ini terdapat di Sulawesi.
* Tempat ditemukannya ular terpanjang di dunia yaitu, Python Reticulates sepanjang 10 meter di Sulawesi.
* Ikan terkecil di dunia yang ditemukan baru-baru ini di rawa-rawa berlumpur Sumatera. Panjang 7,9 mm ketika dewasa atau kurang lebih sebesar nyamuk. Tubuh ikan ini transparan dan tidak mempunyai tulang kepala.
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- Academy Professorship Indonesia in Social Sciences & Humanities and
The Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University
The First International Graduate Student Conference on Indonesia
15 18 December 2009
Venue: Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
"(Re)Considering Contemporary Indonesia:
Striving for Democracy, Sustainability, and Prosperity"
We are inviting Graduate Students working on Indonesian issues to
participate in the conference by submitting their abstracts / papers in
relation with the theme.
Abstract submission deadline: end of November 2008
The selected abstracts will be announced by the end of February
Paper submission deadline: mid of October 2009
Abstract form can be downloaded at:
For further information please contact:
Andy Wahyu W. : igsc.indo1@...
Siti Nur Hidayah : figcindonesia@...
Academy Professorship Indonesia in Social Sciences and Humanities
Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University
4th Floor, Room 402
Jl. Teknika Utara. Pogung, Sleman.
Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Phone/Fax: +62 274 564239 (ext. 401)
+62 274 7110145
The United States Mission in Indonesia is pleased to announce the availability of funding for the Democracy Small Grants Program for 2008. The purpose of the program is to assist Indonesian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to strengthen democracy, human rights, civil society, and rule of law, by making grants of up to $20,000 to local NGOs and not-for-profit organizations. Indonesian NGOs that are interested in participating are required to submit proposals via email using the attached application form.
Please submit proposals in English by June 23 to Ibu Toto Rahardjo, rahardjocb@state. gov
For more information call Ibu Toto Rahardjo at (021) 3435-9534.
Proposals must support program activities that promote democratic practices, including civil society; freedom of information and independent media; transparency in government; NGO capacity building; rule of law and judicial reform; civic education; conflict resolution; human rights; ethnic, minority and women's rights. Priority will be given to new projects or programs.
Shita Nur Ika Dewi
Public Affairs Section
Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 3-5
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
E-mail: dewisn@state. gov
Bagi yang berkonsentrasi atau punya tulisan tentang violence, conflict
atau religion and fundamentalism, barangkali berminat untuk mengajukan
tulisannya di forum ini. Disediakan fellowship terutama untuk South
East Asian citizen, jadi silahkan dicoba!!!
THE FUTURE OF ASIAN FEMINISMS
CONFRONTING FUNDAMENTALISMS, CONFLICT AND NEOLIBERALISM
SECOND CONFERENCE KARTINI NETWORK
BALI INDONESIA 2-5 November 2008
CALL FOR PAPERS
Kartini Network Co-ordinator Nursyahbani Katjasungkana
Conference theme and rationale
Following the successful First Kartini Conference in Dalian, China, in
this second Kartini conference will discuss the future of Asian
assessing past experiences and charting new paths. One of the major
be successes or failures of legal campaigns in specific contexts.
Most Asian countries are affected by various
forms of economic restructuring. These processes are often played out
women's bodies as a battleground. Cuts in social spending affecting
health and education due to processes of liberalization and structural
adjustment have important consequences for women both in relation
on their time, and in relation to their health and educational levels.
waves of migration in the region expose millions of women migrant
specific dangers, ranging from sexual abuse to exploitation. In many
the economic and social pressures, coupled with resentment against what
perceived as the aggression of the US give rise to various forms of
Thus the region is characterized by an unprecedented growth of
increasing economic insecurities, due to neo-liberal globalization and
well as external and internal conflicts, wars and other forms of
crises are gendered and affect women in multiple ways. As a result most
countries are recording an increase in sexual violence against women in
public and in the private sphere, which is exacerbated by dominant
regimes based on specific
forms of heteronormativity.
Participants will be invited to present papers or poster presentation
following five panels:
1. Women's and Gender Studies in Asia:
Historical Perspective and Future Challenges
The experiences of institutionalization of women's and gender studies
have diverse origins and manifestations, depending on the specific
and academic environments. Such environments do affect the histories
politics related to the institutionalization of Women's/Gender Studies,
configurations of areas of concern, its disciplinary emphasis and its
inter-disciplinary ramifications (consequence) as well as the extent to
the dialectical relationship between the women's movements and
Studies is maintained and fostered. These factors have implications for
mobilization of resources and the sustainability of Women's/Gender
programmes. Key issues in such environments are the role of women's
its relationship with the state, education policy and the co-operation
Papers will be invited that will discuss the role of women's movements,
and its relationship with the state, education policy and the
partners. Other issues to be discussed are the career trajectories of
adherents, and the `beneficiaries' of Women's/Gender Studies
Who get in- or excluded? Whose experiences are considered valid for
and analysis? Dependent on specific features of each country the choice
labels such as `women', `gender' and `feminism' is embedded in
politics and has consequences on the configuration of this field of
theme will be to provide an understanding of these experiences and a
between them, to analyse structural similarities and differences that
the paths taken by each institution,
including the tension between autonomy and mainstreaming as
strategies and the context that is shaping them. The participants will
delineate (explain) and compare challenging issues for the future and
how collaborative efforts may contribute to overcoming the challenges
2. Fundamentalisms and Feminisms
For the last decades it has become clear that religions have been used
political and economic purposes. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism is
in point. Especially after the attacks on the World Trade Centre,
attention has been focused on international terrorism linked to Islamic
fundamentalism. The world's superpowers use this discourse to exercise
political and economic control particularly over Islamic countries.
discourse is interpreted as arrogance in many parts of the world and as
of `reverse' political and economic fundamentalism. This has created a
the form of rising male-centric (Muslim and Hindu) fundamentalism which
presents itself as the challenge to the notion of the all-powerful
patriarchal Christian world. This process strengthens the growth of
identity politics based on religion and
ethnicity while at the same time the space in which women's movements
is reduced. This is not only caused by a male chauvinist interpretation
of Islam which stress male control over women's sexuality but also
the poverty caused by the political and economic developments
The deconstruction of politicized religion is a scholarly undertaking
as a form of political activism that should be done both by political
and by scholars of religious history as well as by feminist activists.
Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Christianity are among the
important religions being practiced. Various sects have also numerous
various regions much older
forms of `nature-centered' or animistic religions are being practiced.
In all these traditions much gender analysis needs to de done.
Papers may address the following
1) emergence of specific fundamentalist movements and the crisis of
2) identifying the configuration of local and global political, social,
economic and other forces and 3) the constituencies (people, voter)
sustain these movements.
and Fundamentalisms: these two movements have been posed as
homogenous antinomies particularly given the
fundamentalist agenda to re-assert control over women's bodies, minds
Strategies and struggles against fundamentalisms intersect with
around citizenship, secularism and reform within religion.
3. Conflicts And Violence
The continuum between violence against women in the home and in the
with forms of violence in society as well as with armed conflict, has
identified as an area of critical importance by many feminist scholars.
analysing conflict papers may address a multiplicity of sites: class,
ethnicity based forms of conflict, present-day identity-based conflicts
as religious/communal/regional ones. The linkage between these and
gendered forms of violence is of key concern
The area of sexual politics and violence against women have
the Asian context both on the national level as in the sphere of
family relations. Rape is a traumatizing event everywhere, but when it
compounded by notions of honour and religious purity its after effects
worse. Issues such as domestic violence, including dowry death or
have to be elevated out of the culture of silence in which they are
into the public discourse. Certain issues are relevant mainly in a
national context, others have more regional connotations,
such as trafficking in women and children. Silence masks hegemonic
patriarchal power, hides violence, creates consensus, constructs
That which is not spoken about can also not be contested.
Research on the impact of conflicts on women, including violations of
rights and brutal acts of violence committed against women during
the Asian region already exists in many cases. Papers are invited that
the conceptual work that can embark on comparative analysis of the
violence, its sources, impact of cultural and other differences and
similarities that bear out the patriarchal nature of war and conflict.
Within the Asian region, issues related to sexuality have emerged in
significant ways in recent years. A number of regional and
developments such as the heightened attention of the media, gay and
movements, struggles and demands of sex workers, and the HIV/AIDS
all playing a role in this new visibility. These are different from
discourses concerning the control of women's bodies and desire and are
new challenges to women's movements and Women's/Gender Studies.
and stigmatized groups have been brought center stage. As a result,
institutions for the regulation of sexuality have been questioned and
destabilized. Papers are invited that
address any of the above issues. They may link the issue of the control
abuse of women's sexuality with wider processes of sexual violence,
and war and the erosion of livelihoods. Or they may address the
emergence of issues of sexual freedom, the expression of parallel
demands for decriminalization of stigmatized sexual practices, and the
acceptance of sexual rights. Another
theme is research on traditional, folk and oral traditions to excavate
aspects of non-normative sexual identities and
parallel sexual practices that have existed within the Asian socio
cultural context. Lastly they may address strategies to deal with
homosexual minorities and other gender identities faced, which involves
state and non state actors groups.
5. Poverty, Vulnerability and Livelihoods
Everywhere in Asia, women's and men's livelihoods today are affected by
introduction of new technologies, trade policies and the emergence of
alliances and interests seeking to secure a position in the world
respond differently to agricultural intensification, massive resource
extraction and increasing industrialisation. The inter-relationship
gender, rural transformations, natural resource use is defined by the
which the changing divisions of labour, access to and control of
knowledge and skills are organised among rural women and men. Rapid
deterioration of natural resources have prompted women and men to seek
employment elsewhere. Women usually find themselves in situations of
vulnerability as they enter into gender-segregated occupations, the
which they have very little control over. Patterns of women's
differ according to age, level of education, marital coping status and
ethnicity. Older and married women remain in the countryside and have
access to male labour for agricultural production and thus their
suffer the effects of food insecurity. Younger women who move to urban
are, in turn, absorbed by low-paid factory work, sex work and domestic
almost under slave-like conditions, particularly in commercial sex work
unpaid `sex/affective' culturally camouflaged under marital union but
its legal status.
Papers may address the diversity of coping strategies for
exploration of alternative livelihoods. This includes those involved in
work, as they are stigmatised, cannot
effectively exit and continue
to engage in the sex industry for livelihood, although their position
change from providing sexual service to other affiliated services. A
issue is to identify and to compare ways in which women can benefit
"globalization" and in what ways can this be ensured.
The Kartini Network
Kartini, the Asian European Network for Women's and Gender Studies,
founded in 2000. Kartini aims to promote women's/gender studies in
bringing together academics and activists working in this field. It has
feminist perspective focusing on the intersectionality of gender with
axes of difference (caste, class, ethnicity and race) and promoting
justice and economic justice. It fosters cooperation between academics
activists i.e. between women's/gender studies, women's movements and
development organizations within the Asian region and with a few
strategic partners in non-Asian countries. The
Kartini network focuses on five themes: women's studies,
sexuality, livelihood and conflict resolution. It sees these themes as
interlinked. Kartini aims to strengthen south-south cooperation,
the sub-regional level, building on the available regional expertise,
within academia, research institutes and gender-based NGO's.
Structure of the conference
the structure of the conference will be thus that participants will be
to attend work of other panels than those in which they present
as to maximize the forum for inter-Asian dialogue. Comparative papers
encouraged and the panels themselves will be set up in such a way that
potential for comparative work is fully utilized.
Beside formal paper and poster presentations roundtable discussions
held; films will be shown and other forms of presentations will be
Activists will be specifically invited to discuss
their advocacy plans. Themes
will prepare themselves beforehand through their own constituencies and
meetings. Other networks will be invited
to share their meetings with the conference, such as the Sangat
will also hold events prior to or after the conference, for their own
Applications can be directed at kartiniasia@...
The application should contain a title, a short proposal of no more
words and a short cv of the applicant(s) of no more than 200 words.
Fellowships are available for a limited number of Asian researchers and
activists based in Asia, on a competitive
Subscription rate: US $ 175 Reduced rate
(students, Asian activists and scholars based in Asia) US $125
Deadline for submission: 1 July 2008 Notification of acceptance: 15
Conference Organizing Team:
Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, Indonesia (chair)
Ayesha Banu, BanglaDesh
Kamla Bhasin, India
Sepali Kottogoda, Sri Lanka
Maznah Binti Mohamad, Malaysia
Saskia Wieringa. The NetherlandsPeace Generation is da BestVokoke Perkapers will alwyyzz be blessed lahJoy oh joyOf the life adventure I'll find in the next bend of beingSince knowledge omnivora have I decided to be"Aerodynamically a bee can't fly .But since a bee don't know the law of aerodynamics , a bee fly."Mary Kay AshDon't know who she is but worthy word she does has.