Faiza Mardzoeki

False Truth: Confronting History’s Cruel Treatment of Gerwani Women

This article was published in Magdalene September 2012, I visited for the very first time the Monumen Pancasila Sakti at LubangBuaya. Although this was the first time I had been to Lubang Buaya, those two words –“Lubang Buaya” – were very familiar indeed to me, almost seared into my mind. I think I firstbegan to […]

Melalui Kesenian Teater, Institut Ungu Peringati Hari HAM Sedunia

Dalam rangka menyambut 16 Hari kampanye anti kekerasan terhadap perempuan dan Hari Hak Asasi Manusia, pada 25 November – 10 Desember 2020, Institut Ungu mengadakan kegiatan bertajuk ‘Dialog Seni dan HAM’. Direktur Institut Ungu, Faiza Mardzoeki menjelaskan, kegiatan ini bermaksud mengajukan gagasan bahwa Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) dan seni, termasuk seni teater, mempunyai hubungan yang […]

Wanted: Women’s voices from the movement

This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Wanted: Women’s voices from the movement”. As of 2019, there are 131 women members of the United States congress, the largestnumber ever. More significant perhaps is the fact that it is from among these women thatthe sharpest and most critical voices on issues of social justice and democracy […]

Sexual repression and misogynistic moral police

This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Sexual repression and misogynistic moral police“. A man and a woman were sitting at a table, chatting intimately over a meal. They wereboyfriend and girlfriend sharing an affectionate moment. Suddenly a screaming mob invadedthe house. The two were forcibly dragged outside. This violent, invading mob was led, shockingly, […]