About a play “Women at Point Zero-Perempun di Titik Nol

Base from a novel by Egyptian feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi Faiza Mardzoeki The production of “Women at Point Zero” in 2002 was a different experience. I proposed the idea that the well-known novel of the Egyptian feminist, Nawal El Saadawi, be produced as theatre in 2001. There were a number of different reactions. While I had spent some time …

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INDONESIA: Fight broadens against anti-women laws

Faiza Mardzoeki & Max Lane A united front has developed among almost all women’s rights organisations to campaign against a new law currently before the parliament, the Law Against Pornography and Porno-Action (UUAPP). Opposition to the law was the focus of International Women’s Day protests in Jakarta on March 8. Kompas newspaper reported that thousands of women gathered in Thamrin …

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Govt ignores Indonesian debt slaves’ plight

Opinion and Editorial The Jakartapost- August 24, 2002 Faiza Mardzoeki, Coordinator, Organization and Education Women’s Solidarity (SP), Jakarta The planned deportation of more than 400,000 Indonesian workers from Malaysia only reinforces their status as debt slaves. Malaysia now has almost 2 million Indonesian guest workers with legal status and another 500,000 without the proper documents. Malaysia’s new laws on foreign …

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A play Nyai Ontosoroh, Synopsis and the context of the story

Nyai Ontosoroh The story of the struggles of Sanikem alias Nyai Ontosoroh It was a time when the Dutchmen ruled, with their companies, with their government and with their White Laws. Whites and natives did not mix, did not integrate. It was just here and there you a found a few Natives allowed into Dutch schools. There was one group …

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