Empowering Indonesian women through building digital media literacy


  • Fiona Suwana Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Lily STIKOM, The London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, Indonesia


digital divide, digital media literacy, gender digital divide, Indonesia, women's media literacy


     There is still a gender digital divide in Indonesia. Indonesian women need digital media literacy skills to effectively use the Internet and to raise their quality of life. Empowering literacy abilities includes the skills of using digital media to access, search, analyze, reflect, share, and create. In this qualitative research study, founders, leaders, and participants from IWITA (Indonesian Women Information Technology Awareness) and FemaleDev (Female Developer) were interviewed because these organizations focus on developing digital literacy for women. The findings indicated that digital media literacy remains low because of inadequate education, lack of opportunities and the patriarchal system in Indonesia.




How to Cite

Suwana, F., & Lily. (2017). Empowering Indonesian women through building digital media literacy. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 38(3), 212–217. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kjss/article/view/242722



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