Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Erma Susanti's work was prepared when Erma Susanti was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Mass evictions have deprived thousands of Indonesia’s urban poor of their homes, clearing the way for developments that the government perceives to have higher social value. Erma Susanti works to build and publicize the social value of poor communities on the banks of the Surabaya River, positioning them as protectors of their environment and advocates for their rights.
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