About Us

 

Welcome to Srikandi !
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Association Of Indonesian Women In Multinational Marriages

Srikandi is a non political and non profit organization for Indonesian women of all religions who are married or were previously married to foreigners. Its mission is to create a mutual bond between members by providing a forum for networking, support, sharing of experiences and information for self improvement, and to enhance family life. This organization is from us and for us.

Those who are familiar with the wayang frm the Mahabharata epic most likely recognize the name “Srikandi.” She was a very beautiful, popular wayang character, admired for her courage and loyalty to her family and her country. Her name was chosen as the name for a new organization founded for Indonesian women in multi-national marriages, officially and legally formed on October 10, 2000.

Srikandi is an Indonesian women’s organization designed to provide a forum for networking, support, experience and information sharing for self improvement, and programs to enhance the family life of members. All Indonesian women who are married or were previously married to foreigners, regardless of their nationality, are cordially invited to join Srikandi’s membership. Srikandi’s activities revolve around focal issues that are of interest and concern to members, including legal matters and the raising of a multi-national family. Social, recreational, and spiritually uplifting activities are also planned for members. Although activities may be held at various venues, the principle location for Srikandi is the International Community Activity Center (ICAC), in Lebak Bulus, Jakarta Selatan. Members can get more information about the organization by attending Srikandi presentations and activities, or from our web pages, “Berita Srikandi.” It is the hope of Srikandi’s founders that members who need support and have inquiries regarding international, mixed marriages will receive guidance through these endeavors.

As a new organization, Srikandi is presently making long range plans. To strengthen our efforts, help is needed to spread the word about Srikandi. Although we are aware of the many challenges we are facing, we are optimistic that, with strong support from all members and the community at large, our goals will be realized. Prospective members are welcome to participate in our activities and familiarize themselves with our organization.

Srikandi was officially and legally established through the notary, Mrs. Agustina Junaedy, S.H. on 10 October 2000.