Fellow Since 1988
This profile was prepared when Sita Aripurnami was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988.
The New Idea
Sita is setting up a Center for Women's Information and Communication. This center bridges women's organizations, activists, and groups concerned with women's issues and tries to help them focus on and help with the real needs of most (non-middle class) Indonesian women.The center provides literature and first-hand research on grassroots women, publishes a substantial women's bulletin and paper, organizes regular discussions, works with policy makers, and plans as well as implements joint programs with other women's groups.