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Abstract

Gender mainstreaming is one of the Indonesian central government’s alternative programs to achieve gender equality. Gender inequality is experienced by women, especially in underprivileged conditions. Gender mainstreaming to address environmental concerns and the lagging and oppression of the environment’s development. Moreover, women, as pioneers of their households, must find ways to survive in environments where massive exploitation has drastically reduced the ability to access natural resourses as a daily support system. It is important that equitable development for all genders to provide a sound environment and create a creative economy to improve living standards takes place. This research employs a qualitative method, an interview conducted with one informant from Deputy Assistant of Gender Equality in Infrastructure and Environment, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as literature research. This approach discusses the correlation between women and the environment in development to reduce poverty. Ecofeminist theory is used as a foundation to guide this research; therefore, this theoretical base provides a general description of the results regarding the correlation between women and the environment in terms of reducing poverty towards sustainable development in Indonesia. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of the Republic of Indonesia, NGOs and communities (women) are involved in increasing gender participation to reduce poverty in several Indonesian districts. Nevertheless, it must be emphasized that each stakeholder has a role in development, including in monitoring law enforcement and related policy instruments. In this case the ecofeminism perspective is seen as an alternative to rehabilitating the environment to create a sustainable way of living, especially in terms of reducing poverty, in Indonesia. Aligned with gender mainstreaming in social capital, ecofeminism aims to empower women to preserve the natural environment or natural resources that will be managed by women in the local community.

Note on the Author

Sabarina Husein currently in the postgraduate program in the School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia. Her interest in Ecofeminism and Environmental Ethics arose since she studied undergraduate in the Faculty of Philosophy, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Along with that, she interest in exploring research in cultural and humanities issues around Indonesia.

Herdis Herdiansyah is a lecturer in the School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia. His research focuses on the environment and social science, systems of thinking, social conflict and environment, community engagement, and environment and human interaction. Mainly, he teaches Academic Writting, Principles of Environmental Sciences, and in the School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia.

LG Saraswati Putri is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Indonesia, her interest in Environmental Ethics led her to implemented teaching in the School of Environmental Sciences, Postgraduate Program. Mainly, she teaches in the Department of Philosophy, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java, Indonesia.

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