Sunday, June 26, 2011


This blog is dedicated to women belonging to national, linguistic, ethnic and religious minorities, living in Indonesia.  Since the beginning of state building, Indonesia has known as plural and multi cultural country where more then 300 ethnics groups living coexisting in the islands of Indonesia. These groups are legally recognized by state and should not be discriminated or subjected to violence because of their religious or ethnic identities.
As multicultural country, Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika become three important pillars of state. The five principles of state such as (1) Believe in the one Supreme God (2) Just and civilized humanity (3) The Unity of Indonesia (4) Democracy led by the wisdom of deliberations among representatives (5) Social Justice for the whole of the people of Indonesian, are deliberately mainstreamed to national platform of development. Both majority and minority are recognized equally as subject of development. While, at preamble of the 1945 Indonesia constitution, it is clearly stated that Indonesian people regardless religions, ethnics, class, genders, and ages are equal as stated at below quotation: 
"Subsequent thereto, to form a government of the state of Indonesia which shall protect all the people of Indonesia and all the independence and the land that has been struggled for, and to improve public welfare, to educate the life of the people and to participate toward the establishment of a world order based on freedom, perpetual peace and social justice, therefore the independence of Indonesia shall be formulated into a constitution of the Republic of Indonesia which shall be built into a sovereign state based on a belief in the One and Only God, just and civilized humanity, the unity of Indonesia, and democratic life led by wisdom of thoughts in deliberation amongst representatives of the people, and achieving social justice for all the people of Indonesia"
Moreover, the constitution seriously adopt human rights declaration into chapter XA regarding human rights, article 28, which declare the basic human rights, civil rights, women rights, and minority rights, including recognition of religious minority and expression of religiosity in Indonesia. While, the slogan of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika has completed our understanding to Indonesia as plural and multicultural country. Indonesia is not Islamic State and will as Pancasila State, where all ethnics and religions should be equally protected and united. The socio political and economic diverse background must be used as capitals of Indonesia to use in development. Through this blog, I am expecting that we are aware of our origin as Indonesian people who have different background but must be united. I would like to welcome all of you, who would like to share ideas, thoughts, experiences as majority and minority groups in Indonesia in perceiving united Indonesia (NKRI) and state integration and resilience.