Active Role of Women's Regional Representative Council Members in the Province of South Kalimantan for 2019-2024 Period in Performing Legislation Functions

Deden Koswara, Erlina Erlina, Muhammad Ahsanul Hakim


Guarantees and affirmative action policies for women's representation in the legislature at least 30 percent provide opportunities for women to sit in people's representative institutions, from the national to the provincial, district and city levels. In South Kalimantan, this is enough to encourage the enthusiasm of women who want to be involved in politics, where the number of representatives women in the DPRD of South Kalimantan Province (Kalsel) for the 2019-2024 period experienced an increase of almost 50 percent (50%) when compared to the 2014-2019 period.With the presence of women in the legislature, it is hoped that various aspirations related to women's issues can be accommodated through the various political products that are made. Through sociolegal studies, this article examines the active role of women members of the DPRD of South Kalimantan Province for the 2019-2024 period in deliberating Regional Regulations. From the results of the study, it is known that the level of attendance and active participation of female members of the South Kalimantan Province DPRD is still not optimal, marked by their low level of attendance and active participation in the Plenary Session of the discussion of regional regulation drafts. The presence of women as board members is part of the realization of the policy affirmative action who want women's aspirations to be represented in the field of legislation. Meanwhile, the HDI rate for South Kalimantan women is still in the moderate category, so even harder efforts are needed to increase their HDI through various local government policies, including through regional regulations and gender-based budgeting politics.


Active role; members of Women of DPRD in South Kalimantan; Legislation

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