Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
The Center for Education and Information on Islam and Women’s Rights (RAHIMA)
This description of Farha Ciciek's work was prepared when Farha Ciciek was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
In Indonesia, where religious conservatism and fundamentalist Islam are on the rise, Farha Ciciek is showing that the betterment of women’s role and position can be done through religious teachings. She works with Islamic boarding schools to educate women, girls, as well as boys, men, and religious leaders about gender equality and to provide women’s health services.
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