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    Lusi Margiyani is helping refocus the energies of Indonesia's women's rights movement on the socialization of young girls. Convinced that women are done irreparable damage at very early ages, she has begun working closely with families, schools, and religious centers to reverse damaging self-conceptions and empower young girls to take control of their lives.

    Gusti Ketut Agung, known as Alit, is establishing a fair trade system for craftspeople in Bali, developing their business acumen while creating social and economic sustainability in their communities.

    Zuzana Stromerova is transforming the birthing process from the expensive hospital model to a more personally tailored residential model that affords choice and greater comfort to mothers and families.

    Yani Sagoroa works with the Sandro – traditional healers and herbalists – to preserve bio-diversity and increase environmental awareness on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Together they are fighting the depletion of essential plant resources and the marginalization of traditional Sandro knowledge.

    Indonesia is beginning to wake up to the reality of its AIDS epidemic. As a new field develops to deal with the medical and social aspects of AIDS, a pressing question for the citizen sector is what role can and should be played by people living with HIV and AIDS. Daniel Marguari is creating local roles for those infected and affected by the disease in a nationwide movement to increase awareness and action

    Sururi Wachidus (known as Kak WeEs) is reforming education and family communications in Indonesia through storytelling, a traditional communication and teaching method which has been eclipsed recently by the introduction of the mass media. Storytelling, especially in the participatory style Kak WeEs advocates, encourages a kind of dialogue that does not presently exist in either the home or in educational institutions.

    Agus Gunarto has created a wastewater management system that will significantly improve the health of people living in crowded urban areas. He has developed a technical design and worked out strategies for the construction and operation of simple, community financed and managed, mini-sewerage treatment plants.

    Lely has used radio to help stimulate the creation of rural womens' organizations that are broadly based and are run by the rural women themselves. In her approach there is a balance between the educational component, and the leadership development component, which is not just media-driven, but rather the result of a lengthy process of consultation and facilitation.

    Children in school uniforms seem to be on every Indonesian path and street, a daily reminder of the country's striking recent success in providing free, early elementary instruction almost everywhere. This success, however, is limited by the fact that most children, especially those from poor families, drop out during the first three or four years.

    Working in one of Indonesia's dry, barren eastern lands, Fernandez is enabling the villagers to organize their own self-help preventive and primary health care system spearheaded by local clusters dominated by young women.