This new case study profiles a grassroots network of more than 30,000 women: Perempuan Kepala Keluarga (PEKKA), our long-term partner in Indonesia. Since its founding in 2001 (by JASS Southeast Asia co-founder Nani Zulminarni), PEKKA has leveraged a unique vision of women’s collective power for social change, addressing the social exclusion of poor and marginalized women through popular education, leadership development, and policy advocacy. PEKKA has enabled thousands of women to collectively engage the public and political sphere, starting with women’s practical economic needs and social norms at the village level, and building up to national agendas.
PEKKA’s grassroots feminist strategies provide a fresh lens to the field of social accountability research. Read the full case study here.