Suraiya Kamaruzzaman is a human rights activist and co-founder of Flower Aceh, an NGO set up to champion the rights of Acehnese women during and after the conflict. She has worked to ensure women’s safety, and has advised them on issues of economic and reproductive rights. She has also been involved in fundraising for peacebuilding in Aceh and lobbying the European Parliament. In 2001 she received the Yap Thiam Hien award for human rights, and in 2012 was awarded the UNDP-sponsored N-PEACE award. She has provided gender analysis of Indonesia’s draft bill on overcoming social conflict in line with UN Security Council resolution 1325 for the UN Population Fund.
Read more from Suraiya:
Accord Issue 20: Aceh-Indonesia
Accord Insight Issue 1: Women and peacebuilding
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