Jakarta: The representation of women in the House of Representatives (DPR) in the 2019-2024 period is quite high. 118 out of 575 DPR members or 20.5 percent are women.
DPR member Puteri Anetta Komarudin welcomed the achievement. With women's representation at a high, it is hoped that issues of women's empowerment can be adressed more in the DPR.
"Later when deciding the budgets' function, we can place gender-sensitive budgets on our agenda," said Puteri, quoted dpr.go.id, Friday, October 4, 2019.
One of the issues to be fought for is daycare. "We know that many of women my age have children. It is impossible for us to leave our duties as mothers while also serving as members of the House of Representatives," said Puteri.
She further hopes that she and other women in the DPR will continue to work hard together to fight for women's issues.
"Considering there are still many women's issues that must be fought for. So, we ask for your prayers and support, so that we can jointly improve the performance of the DPR, "she said.