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Theresia Sri Endras Iswarini (Rini)

Theresia Sri Endras Iswarini (Rini)

Year: 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Area of Advocacy: Women's Rights, Minority Rights
Organization: HIVOS Southeast Asia Regional Office

Theresia (Rini) Sri Endras Iswarini is Programme Officer with the Rights and Citizens department of HIVOS' Southeast Asia Regional Office and is the board secretary for Kapal Perempuan (Circle of Women Alternative Education), where she previously worked as Program Coordinator for Advocacy Development on Women and Pluralism Issues. Rini has over twelve years of experience advocating for women's rights in Indonesia, starting her career in 1998 as a public interest lawyer for the South Sumatra Legal Aid Foundation, where she provided legal assistance to women and other marginalized groups.

Rini has drafted several laws on domestic violence and anti-discrimination, and served on the Indonesian National Committee on Human Rights where she researched and published a policy paper on controversial aspects of Muslim law and women's rights enforcement in Indonesia.  She received a bachelor’s degree in private law from the University of Atmajaya in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and later received a master’s degree in health and social science from Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. As a PILnet International Fellow, Rini formulated an advocacy toolkit for promoting women's rights and minority group rights in Indonesia, focusing on how to promote rights for marginalized groups in a pluralistic society.