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Jakarta Post

Saparinah Sadli - The Golden Years

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 24 2016   /  11:09 am

Hand in hand: Saparinah (left) and senior journalist and publisher Herawati Diah (right) pose during a demonstration in front of Hotel Indonesia in this 1999 photo. (Courtesy of Saparinah)A nation-builder and trailblazer in gender issues and human rights, Saparinah Sadli turns 90 on Wednesday, the day that also marks the first time she became involved in an award for young women leaders.This year’s Saparinah Sadli Award, founded by Smita Notosusanto, Hermandari Kartowisastro, Mayling Oey-Gardiner, Mari Pangestu, Kristi Poerwandari, Debra Yatim, Ery Seda, Astari Rasjid and Carla Bianpoen, will go to women whose work in society is in line with Saparinah’s.

“It’s the first time I got to pick the winner, who is actively involved in eliminating child marriage. This group of teachers has contributed to the decrease of the maternal death rate where they live by disseminating info...