The Role of Muslim Women's Organizations in Family Planning Advocacy in Medan

Author
Hj. Chalidjah Hasan
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, City University of New York
Abstract
This article deals with the role of Muslim women organizations in Medan in the KB (Family Planning) Advocacy. The sources of the article came from the field study with an observation method, in-depth interview and secondary data. The observation was carried out to look directly at activities concerning the KB Advocacy conducted by Muslim women organizations. Meanwhile the depth interview was conducted with the heads of Muslim women organizations and KB clinic staffs, namely doctors and nurses. The secondary data were used to compare the advocacy programs with the written sources, which were relevant with the studied topic. The samples of the study came from the big three Muslim women organizations in Medan, namely `Aisyiah, Muslimat Nahdlatul Ulama, and Muslimat Al- Washliyah.
Topic
Development, Gender Issues, Religion
Political Geography
Asia