Sita Aripurnami collaborated with UNRISD for the cooperative project with the Ford Foundation “Women’s organizations in the Asia region and the post-MDG process” (2012). For this project, Aripurnami interviewed a number of women’s organizations in Indonesia and authored a research report on Indonesian women’s organizations’ work and engagement with both transnational actors and post-2015 processes, and attended a workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to present her research findings.
At the time of her collaboration with UNRISD, Aripurnami was a senior researcher at the Women Research Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economic and Political Science, UK. From 2001-2004, she was an advisor for the UNDP’s Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia. Since 2001, she has also served as a consultant and gender evaluator for international organizations including the ILO and UNDP. She has worked for the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights, and the Indonesian National Commission on Violence against Women.
Other notable publications by Sita Aripurnami include:
Aripurnami, Sita and Edriana Noerdin (eds). 2007. Decentralization as a Narrative of Opportunity for Women in Indonesia. Jakarta: Women’s Research Institute.
Aripumami, Sita. 1996, "A feminist comment on the Sinetron presentation of Indonesian women." In Fantasizing the Feminine in Indonesia, Laurie J. Sears (ed.).. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 249-58.