Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kartini Day 2011

Today, 21 April, is the Kartini Day i.e. a day that people of Indonesia celebrate Kartini's struggles for woman's emancipation.

I have not written a special article on this topic, so I will share with you articles related to Kartini that I have read on the blogs of fellow bloggers.

Blogger Triesti's article ( titled "Kartini Day" described that the celebration is now reduced to a day of wearing Kebaya i.e. traditional dress that women usually wear to celebrate the day. 

Blogger Sawali's article ( titled "Semangat Kartini dan Nasib Tragis TKW" which means : "Kartini's Spirit and the Tragic Faith of Women Workers", talked about women working in countries like Saudi Arabia who were treated very badly by their employers, some even died. One of them is Darsem, from Subang, West Java, who is facing death penalty in Saudi Arabia

The terrible thing was that the Speaker of the House of Representatives i.e. Marzuki Alie said that Darsem's faith is bad for our country's image. He also said that Darsem was treated violently because she was foolish.

I hope that the celebration of the Kartini Day would not only be just a tradition, but should be more than that. For which purpose state officials and other public figures must have more respect on women's rights, that they are equal to men. The government must make sure that every women who wish to work abroad must be given enough trainings and will be well protected. The House of Representatives must supervise the implementation.  .


TUKANG CoLoNG said...

selamat hari kartini..(:

Triesti said...

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Wisata Murah said...

hopefully in the future, women in Indonesia as expected RA Kartini,

....we are concerned with the treatment of some employers there is less fair to women

Selamat Hari Kartini Indonesia said...

Selamat hari Kartini ya semua...

Luke said...

found it very low key today. Kids on holiday and the older ones that came were not interested in Kartini. Yet last year they were. Perhaps the Easter clash changed things this year?

Anonymous said...

Perempuan Indonesia senang karena ada Kartini yang berjuang di masa lalu :)

Multibrand said...

Selamat Hari Kartini.

You are welcome.

@Wisata Murah,
Yes, let's hope that Kartini's expectation will be fulfilled.

Selamat Hari Kartini

Yes you are right, this year's celebration is not like before.

Saya sependapat dengan anda.

colson said...

Your wake up call to officials and the likes is relevant and sympathetic.

Yet Marzuki Alie's foolish remark is not just bad for the country's image, but might indicate a wider undercurrent of sexism in society also.

Multibrand said...

Hi Colson,
I often think that the problem in this country lies with our leaders many of them only based their thoughts and actions on their personal and political interests, an not that of the majority people.

umy said...

selamat sore, salam kenal ya !

Multibrand said...

Terima kasih, senang berkenalan dengan anda.

opick said...

wah mantbs nih artikel boleh tuh share ke tmpat ane ya dan salm silaturahim bang atau bu n kunjungi blik blog saya klu perlu koment yah