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USINDO Jakarta Open Forum July 21 – Women in Law Enforcement in the U.S. and Indonesia: Outlook and Challenges

United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Jakarta

in cooperation with USAID

Cordially inviteyou to a Special Open Forum



Women in Law Enforcement in the U.S. and Indonesia: Outlook and Challenges



Kristen F. Bauer

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.

U.S Embassy Jakarta Indonesia

Lisa McClennon

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, USAID

 Col. Sri Rumiati

Head of Police Technology and Security Management Training, Institute of Police Science (STIK-PTIK)

Artha Theresia Silalahi

Vice Judge of East Jakarta Court

Laksmi Indriyah Rohmulyati

Head of International Cooperation, AGO Indonesia

Moderated by:

Rahimah Abdulrahim

USINDO Advisor, Executive Director – The Habibie Center


MondayJuly 21, 2014

4:00– 6:00 p.m.

Financial Club (Adonara room)

Graha CIMB Niaga, 28th Floor

Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav 58

*Ta’jil and snacks will be provided for breaking the fast

Law enforcement agencies have an essential role to play in the protection of women and in resolving gender-based issues. Many crimes such as women and child trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual harassment, still specifically threaten the female population in both Indonesia and the U.S.

Specific gender issues also affect different groups. Sharia law and women’s freedom of expression in Indonesia present conflicting perspectives, and in both countries, there are issues with handling the rights of the LGBT   (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) communities.

In Indonesia, the police force, Attorney General’s Office (AGO), and judicial agencies, are the key law enforcement agencies dealing with these complex criminal issues.  Female representation in these agencies is more than an issue of equality, but also provides a different perspective to many gender issues in the justice sector. Greater opportunities should be afforded to women to reduce gender disparities and increase the capability of females in law enforcement.

This forum will discuss the progress and future role of women in law enforcement in Indonesia and the U.S. In particular, what significant progress has been made by law enforcement agencies such as the police force, AGO, and judicial agencies in Indonesia and the U.S. to ensure gender equality and the handling of gender-based crimes? What gender-based issues have law enforcement in Indonesian and U.S. tackled? What are the challenges Indonesian and U.S. women currently face in law enforcement agencies? How can the U.S. and Indonesian governments help women overcome those challenges?

Join USINDO Jakarta in welcoming the panel of speakers in this Open Forum: Mrs. Kristen F. Bauer, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Mrs. Lisa McClennon, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Col. Sri Rumiati, Head of Police Technology and Security Management Training, Institute of Police Science (STIK-PTIK), Mrs. Laksmi Indriyah RohmulyatiHead of International Cooperation, Attorney General Office (AGO), Republic of Indonesia, and Judge Artha Theresia Silalahi, Vice Judge of East Jakarta District Court.

This event is open and free of charge. To register, please kindly RSVP HERE.