Dewi Kartika is an agrarian activist who has been actively involved in various educational campaigns and people-based organizations. She joined the Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria (KPA) in 2007, a populist organization in Indonesia that consistently strives for agrarian reform, consisting of 145 civil peasants organizations and NGOs. KPA is also a member of ILC. She received a scholarship to study agrarian transition at the Institute of Social Study (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands (2011). Previously, she was a Program Coordinator for “Agrarian Reform Trials in 8 Districts of South Java in Indonesia (2009 – 2011)”, and continues working with the program “Encouraging the Development of Agrarian Reform Model Through DAMARA in Forest and Non-Forest areas in Indonesia”. In 2016, Dewi was elected as the General Secretary of KPA at the 7th KPA National Congress for the period 2016-2020, and became the first female leader since its founding in 1994.
COVID19 & LAND
The experiences of ILC members have already shown that the current crisis has a direct impact on land rights.