ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) Member, Indonesia
Arifah Rahmawati holds PhD on Policy Studies, post-graduate school of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta Indonesia. In 2019 she was rewarded cum laude for her thesis on Reintegration Policy of the Acehnese Female Combatants (the Inong Balee): A Gender Contestation. Arifah was Indonesia national coordinator and researcher of the Gender and Conflict project, a 6 years research project (2014-2020) investigates gendered conflict dynamics and peacebuilding initiatives at post and currents conflict situation of three types conflicts in Indonesia: ethno-religious conflict of Ambon; anti-government movements of Aceh; and resource-driven vigilantism in East Java. The research project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d). In 2020 she served as moderator during a web-based consultation to review the Indonesian First National Action Plan (NAP) of 1325 (www.wps-indonesia.com).
Arifah has also passionate in the issue of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and police reform. With the Center for Security and Peace Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada, Arifah had done many facilitation and mediation activities during Ambons conflict from 2000-2002. She also served as a consultant for several international organization such as: Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU) of UNDP Indonesia (2004); Fredrich Ebert Stiftung Jakarta (2006); Swedens Government Agency for Development (2008); and New Zealand Police of NZAID (2006-2010).