Justice, Politics, and Society
Challenges faced by women in Lombok
West Nusa Tenggara is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia. As of 2011, nearly 20% of the population was living below the poverty line on less than $22 a month. With limited natural resources everyone is forced to compete for work. In this environment, it is the people with the least skills, mostly women, who are worst off.
On Wednesday 9 September 2009 an email was sent around in the hopes of collecting enough donations to buy a handful of toothbrushes for children living in some of the poorest villages on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.