1. Women and Power with Fitri Bintang Timur & Jane Ahlstrand by Aus-Indo in 30 published on 2017-04-03T11:51:53Z Former President Megawati Soekarnoputri and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard are prime examples of women who have held the most powerful positions in Indonesia and Australia. This should represent progress in gender equality, but discrimination against women is still alive and well in both countries. In the spirit of 2017 and the radical Women’s March movement, we think it is fitting to begin our series with a discussion about ‘Women and Power’. Our guests, Fitri Bintang Timur and Jane Ahlstrand, will discuss the role of Australian and Indonesian women in defence and politics. Fitri is a defence and security researcher that specialises in women's participation in UN peacekeeping operation. She works with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and heads her business, Astronaut Technology, a software company that eases recruitment processes in Asia. Fitri is a 2014 CAUSINDY delegate. Jane Ahlstrand is a Balinese dancer who teaches dancing. She's also a PHD candidate at the University of Queensland working on her thesis about women in politics in Indonesia. Jane is a 2016 CAUSINDY delegate.