House Speaker Hopes More Women in Parliament

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, April 14 2018 - 17:30 IWST

Ketua DPR RI Bambang Soesatyo (Foto B1.com)
Ketua DPR RI Bambang Soesatyo (Foto B1.com)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo hopes that political parties can fulfill the 30 percent quota of women legislative candidates in the 2019 election so that more and more women are active in politics as members of parliament.

"The minimum 30 percent of women candidates' candidates are stipulated in the Election Law, which means that women's parliamentary needs can be more represented and the parliament is more productive," Bambang Soesatyo said in a written statement received in Jakarta on Saturday (14/4). / 2018)

According to Bambang Soesatyo who is familiarly called Bamsoet, the law provides an opportunity for women to be active in politics as members of the House of Representatives and to occupy public office, so that women must fight as well as possible.

Bamsoet, when he met with the Indonesian Muslim Women's Council, stated that he believes that more and more women become members of the House of Representatives, increasingly increasing the productivity of board performance.

Golkar Party politicians added that the House of Representatives together with the government has introduced a system that requires political parties to meet the minimum 30 percent quota of women representation in the list of candidates.

"The law mandating political parties can maximize the quota of 30 percent of women," he said.

Therefore, said Bamsoet, women must also improve their quality and fight harder to be elected to parliament, so that more women become the people's representatives.

For Bamsoet, a politically active woman is a big hope that Indonesia is still wriggling in development.

"Women have a higher sensitivity than men," he said.

According to him, Indonesia has a lot of inspirational female figures are great because it can be a locomotive change.

The Indonesian nation, he said, knows the figure and history of Cut Nyak Dien's struggle, RA Kartini, HR Rasuna Said, Dewi Sartika, and other women who become national heroes," he said.

The former Chairman of Commission III of the House of Representatives also encouraged the Government to implement gender perspective policy in various institutions and ministries.

Referring to the Human Development Report (HDR) report, Indonesia's Human Development Index is at a moderate level compared to other countries in the world.

Bamsoet agrees with the Government that has a program of Three Ends, namely solving violence against women and children, human trafficking, and economic disparities.

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