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Jakarta Post

Lita Anggraini: Never-ending struggle

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Tue, February 16 2010   /  01:36 pm

JP/Sri WahyuniLita Anggraini never imagined she would become a female activist fighting for the rights of domestic workers.

But here she is now at age 41, coordinating the National Network for Domestic Worker Advocacy (Jala PRT), and advocating for the rights of PRTs, the popular abbreviation for domestic workers.

Her work consists in ensuring domestic workers are aware of their rights, and are acknowledged as well as legally protected as workers.

“I don’t consider this occupation as a job, but as a part of my life, and I will keep working at it even if there is no institution or organization employing me to do so,” Lita told The Jakarta Post in Yogyakarta early last week.

Lita was in the city for a series of meetings with activists from Rumpun Tjoet Njak Dien (RTND), an NGO focusing on PRT rights, which she once chaired and helped established in 1995 i...