Inter CAFE

International Centre for Applied Finance and Economics

Title : ISLAMIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS IN INDONESIA: CHARACTERISTICS, ACTIVITIES, AND GOVERNMENT FUNDING
Authors : Nunung Nuryartono and Pataporn Sukontamarn

Using survey data of 59 Islamic women’s organizations, the paper presents information on the characteristics and activities of Islamic women’s organizations in Indonesia. The study focuses on organizations which are affiliated with Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Muhammadiyah, and Persis. The study further analyzes the characteristics of the organizations which are correlated with the receipt of government funding. Surprisingly, organizations that report that they have activities related to women’s empowerment are less likely to receive government funding compared to those that do not have activities related to women’s empowerment.

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