Celebrating Kartini Day
Raden Ajeng Kartini was a prominent female figure on trailblazing the women’s equality in Indonesia. She led the emancipation movement of education for all native women in Indonesia since Indonesian education was upsettingly only limited for Dutch and aristocrats in the 1800s.
Kartini was one of the earliest Indonesian feminist figure. Her ideas tried to break the patriarchial notion that bans women from receiving education and forces them to be housewives. The longlasting advocacy of Kartini ignites the equality movement in Indonesia and brings significant impact in upholding women’s rights up until today.
Happy birthday, Kartini. Long live indonesia and the powerful women of it!