Podcast: APR2P Broadcast from Jakarta, Indonesia

13 September 2019

The August 2019 podcast from the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect comes to you from Jakarta, Indonesia, where the Centre is co-hosting a series of events on atrocity prevention including the meeting of the Asia Pacific Partnership on Atrocity Prevention. Nikki Marczak interviews some of our partners in the region about work at the civil society and grassroots level to address atrocity crimes, the growing acceptance of the principle of R2P and the importance of women’s participation. Join Dr Meghna Guhathakurta from Research Initiatives Bangladesh, Ms Maria Marilia da Costa from Timor Leste organisation Belun, Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah, Indonesia Country Director for the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), and Ms Vierna Tasya Wensatama from The Habibie Center, Jakarta.


Dr Meghna Guhathakurta is executive director of Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB), a research support organization based in Dhaka, which specializes in action research with marginalized communities. From 1984 to 2007, she taught International Relations at the University of Dhaka. Her field of specialization has broadly been international development, gender relations, and South Asian politics.

Ms Maria Marilia da Costa is the Program Manager for Early Warning, Early Response Systems with Belun, a non-governmental organisation based in Timor-Leste focused on conflict prevention, community capacity development and research and policy development.

Ms. Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah is Indonesia Country Director for the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), with a focus on the role of women in peacebuilding and interfaith cooperation. She is active in writing articles regarding women’s issues, minority rights, and the role of women in peacebuilding and has authored several books.  

Ms Vierna Tasya Wensatama is a researcher at The Habibie Center on human rights and public international law issues including genocide and crimes against humanity. Vierna is also a Program Officer for Community Empowerment for Raising Inclusivity and Trust through Technology.

Support: Taylor Toovey, Masters student, The University of Queensland.  

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