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Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Indonesia
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Indonesian women activists have been involved in women's issues since the beginning of the twentieth century. Dewi Sartika (1884–1947), a Sudanese noblewoman in West Java who founded a school in 1904, was influenced by the ideas of Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879–1904). In West Sumatra, Rahmah El-Yunusiah was concerned with women's education and Rasuna Said with politics and journalism.

Born in a strongly Islamic background on 20 December 1900, El-Yunusiah pioneered …

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Jahroni, Jajang, “Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0130b>
First published online: 2009

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