Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1999
Yayasan Tjoet Njak Dien Yogyakarta
This description of Maria Pakpahan's work was prepared when Maria Pakpahan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Maria and her organization have focused their work on the difficult task of establishing the rights of domestic workers. She is taking concrete steps in the process of changing a deeply engrained traditional system and the policies and societal attitudes which support it.
The New Idea
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