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Yulianti Muthmainnah

Country: Indonesia

Expertise: Women's Rights

Focus area: Academic, Civil Society

Religious affiliation: Islam

Lecturer, Muhammadiyah University of Prof. Dr. Hamka

Yulianti Muthmainnah has more than 13 years’ experience in areas related to women and human rights issues. She teaches at the Muhammadiyah University of Prof. Dr. Hamka, Jakarta and is a researcher at KAPAL Perempuan (the Circle of Alternative Education for Women). Yuli completed six years in Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan). Yuli holds a master’s degree in social studies on diplomacy and international relations from Paramadina University. Yuli has experience as a trainer for judges, public prosecutors, police personnel and law enforcement officials, local government and for illiterate women in rural areas and has four years’ experience working to promote interreligious dialogue.

She was selected to participate in Women Unlimited, (, received a prestigious recognition from Three (3) – a telecommunication provider company in Indonesia – as one of “3 Satria Pantang Menyerah” (3 Knights who Never Give Up) that recognises inspiring and encouraging Indonesian women in 2016, participated in women ulame/mufti from Rahima ( in 2011, was named best graduate of the 61st graduation cohort 2004/2005 academic year (GPA 3,84) of the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta from the Syari’a and Law Faculty in 2005.

In her own words, Yuli always makes an effort to see the positive and bright side of every single problem, and to be an optimistic rather than a pessimistic person. She believes that we should make a change, to act, and to give a contribution no matter how small. “Our gift or contribution today makes a difference to women and children tomorrow” is her motto.