Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
Rifka Annisa
This description of Suwarni (Yayuk) Rahayu's work was prepared when Suwarni (Yayuk) Rahayu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Suwarni Agnesti Rahayu, commonly known as Yayuk, is the first person in Indonesia to develop a strategy for confronting violence against women based on methods appropriate to their Islamic culture. To promote community acceptance of her programs, she has created a community specific model based on local religious principles and beliefs.
The New Idea
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