Ecofeminism in Indonesia: opportunities and challenges of women as queens of the environment

Shinta, Arundati, Al Adib, Amin, Rizqia, Ayu Gigih, Hartosujono, Hartosujono and Mahmudah, Siti (2023) Ecofeminism in Indonesia: opportunities and challenges of women as queens of the environment. 2320-0847, 12 (3). pp. 157-161. ISSN 2320-0847

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The purpose of this paper is to explain the opportunities and challenges for Indonesian women in waste management that should be environmentally friendly. This is important because women are often in a domestic position, and the highest waste production is in the kitchen. In addition, the condition of TPA (Final Disposal), namely centralized waste disposal sites in big cities, is increasingly inadequate. Therefore, waste management must start from the source, which is the kitchen in every household. The opportunity for women to become 'environmental heroes' is in their role as regulators of all household affairs. This opportunity is currently popular since Indonesia needs eco-feminism, because women are considered to be more sensitive to nature than men. The challenges of the eco-feminism movement are that women often feel that there is a lack of time, that garbage bank facilities are far away, the low prices offered by garbage banks, and that there is a perception that making compost is masculine. To overcome these challenges, it is necessary for stakeholders such as universities and companies to give attention through their CSR activities. This is important because the Indonesian government is already overwhelmed with managing its residents' waste.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: ecofeminism; kitchen waste
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology
Depositing User: Siti Mahmudah
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2023 09:52


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