Panel discussion on Kartini at Indonesian Embassy London
The Indonesian Embassy in London and the Anglo-Indonesian Society commemorated Kartini day with a special panel discussion along with a special farewell dinner for AIS Chairman Charles Humfrey on Tuesday, 17 April 2018
The celebration of Kartini Day raised the topic of Kartini “The Past and the Present” presenting all women panels of Mrs Hana Satriyo, Expert on Gender and Women’s participation and wife of the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, HE Dr Rizal Sukma, and Dorothy Ferary, Teaching Fellow at University College London.
Raden Ajeng Kartini, is one of the country’s national heroes and a pioneer in the emancipation of Indonesian women.
She corresponded with Dutch friends telling of her concern both for the plight of Indonesians under
colonial rule and for the restricted lives of Indonesian women. She died in 1904 at the age of 25. Her letters were published in 1911 under the title, Doorduisternis tot licht (“Through Darkness into
Light”), and created support for the Kartini Foundation, which opened the first girls’
school in Java in 1916.
Kartin day is celebrated on April 21
The evening concluded with a special event in honour of Ambassador Charles Humfrey CMG, Chairman of the Anglo-Indonesian Society.
The Embassy and the Society thanked Bapak Charles for his dedication, service and love for Indonesia. Under his leadership for the past 7 plus years, the society has become an important part in supporting the expanding and deepening bilateral relationship between Indonesia and the UK through people to people diplomacy.