Ruby Kholifah, Country Representative of Asian Muslim Action Network, Indonesia
Ms. Kholifah has been active in the women’s movement in Indonesia for years as a trainer, resource person and researcher on women’s human rights, religion, gender justice, and sexual and reproductive health. Currently, she is the country representative of AMAN Indonesia, working on engaging women in peace building and interfaith cooperation. She has initiated a women’s school for peace in the community to mediate dialogue among inter-faith women in Poso, as well as to create a space of expression for women to share their feelings and perspectives on multiculturalism, pluralism, and tolerance in confronting fundamentalism in Indonesia. She believes that increasing women’s self-confidence and expanding their social network can play an important role in promoting peace.