The Indonesian Women's Coalition for Justice and Democracy created an e-mail list to foster communication between women's rights group in Indonesia and to communicate information about the violence and human rights violations that women face there.
The list, moderated by Nani Buntarian is credited with recruiting 500 participants for the Indonesian's Women's Congress in just seven days last December and with empowering and improving communication among Indonesian women's groups. In addition to practical concerns, the list has also encouraged greater bonding and solidarity among women.
"I dream of greater IT (information technology) empowerment in the local women's movement that will give us greater independence in controlling our information access and distribution," said Buntarian.
Media Resources: NetAction Notes, Issue No. 48 - May 8, 1999
3/7/2014 Study Finds Continuing Gender Gap in Medical Research - Although 20 years have passed since the government instituted legislation requiring adequate female representation in medical studies, a recent study finds that a significant sex and gender gap still persists in medical research.
"Sex-Specific Medical Research: Why Women's Health Can't Wait" by researchers at the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Jacobs Institute at George Washington University Hospital finds that scientists still fail to account for differences between males and females. . . .