Social movements in Indonesia and current challenges to the Indonesian civil society

Time: Monday 25th June 2012, 12 noon

Venue: Residence Palace, Maelbeek Room, rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels

Language: English

Contact: Roland Kulke, kulke@rosalux-europa.info

Anwar ‘Sastro’ Ma’ruf is a leading figure of the Indonesian movement in post-authoritarian Indonesia and looks back to almost twenty years of activism in alliances of independent labour unions. As the National Chairperson of the Indonesian Working People’s Association and the Indonesian People’s Movement Confederation he is well known for his ability to interlink movements of different sectors such as the peasant, labour, women’s, fisherfolk and indigenous people’s movements.