Proceedings of the 2nd International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Science
Invisible Women’s Barrier as The Glass Ceiling Phenomenon in House of Representative of Indonesia
Nony Natadia Ernel
The problem of women often discussed in each scope of research. Although Indonesia as a country that involves itself as a democratic country, in fact, it does not bring more women to obtain a high position in each commission. In 2014-2019 legislative elections, they can only be placed in the position of vice chairman of the commission.According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union data show that Indonesia just ranked in 102 for the women’s representation in parliamentary. While in the Southeast Asia region Indonesia only places at number seven. The problem that arises turns out among the women who seat in The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) have a closeness to the political elite, as known as political dynasties, followed by women entrepreneurs,and also public figures. So by using Cotter’s glass ceiling criteria (2001), it can attract gender and sex identity, which is still a benchmark to, came into the politic. This has also been proven to be a political world where women are labelling as a second sex. Therefore women cannot support themselves in a fair leadership position but must also be supported by all the elements which starting from the government, political parties, to the perspective of the people themselves.
Key Words: women, representation, parliament, glass ceiling, quota.