The office in Jakarta was established in 2005, with the purpose of supporting the expanding collaboration with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights at the time. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Directorate General of Corrections (DGC) under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia for its work in the justice and corrections sectors.
As of 2015, this office has also supported regional activities, notably the regional study on juvenile justice, and as of 2016, our regional Asia-Pacific programme has been coordinated from Jakarta.
A process of upgrading the office to a regional office will continue in 2017, when a main task will be to consolidate and coordinate the implementation of the new regional programme and other planned activities and cooperation.
Staff in Jakarta
Jason Squire worked in law enforcement and prosecution for 16 years before entering the humanitarian development world. He worked as a police officer in South Australia. Later, he uncovered mass graves as an investigator of crimes against humanity with the UN. He then moved into the children’s rights field throughout Asia, the Middle East, eastern Europe and north Africa.
Jason then stepped away from humanitarian work and completed a PhD with Universiti Sains Malaysia, focused on where human/child rights and the philosophy that guides Shariah law can be better integrated into Malaysian civil law responses to vulnerable children in custody. He has now joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute as Director of the Regional Asia Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Tuti Alawiyah holds a PhD and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin (2013), specializing in administration, leadership, and non-profit management. She also has a master’s degree in women’s studies from the University of Indonesia (2003).
She has over 15 years of experience working with several civil society organizations and research institutes. Since early 2000, she has been involved with women’s organizations, including Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia, KAPAL Perempuan, and with the Central Board of ‘Aisyiyah,’ a women’s wing of the Muhammadiyah organization. From 2003–2006, she was a researcher at the Center for Religion and Culture (CSRC) at Universitas Islam Negeri (State Islamic University) Jakarta, researching Syari’ah, women, and human rights issues, as well as Islamic philanthropy and social justice issues.
During her academic career, she held positions as an assistant instructor at the University of Texas at Austin (2012–2013), a lecturer at the State Islamic University (2013–2015), and then at the University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta (2015–2021). She has taught a range of undergraduate courses, including Diversity and Social Justice, Social Work Ethics and Human Rights, Theories in Social Work, and Research Methods.
Before joining RWI, she had worked with international agencies for the past 7 years, including with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia and the Global Fund-Aisyiyah program. She was the Deputy Team Leader for the National NGO Study and Service Centers-Research and Design for DFAT Australia (2014–2015), managing the program and researching the enabling environment, governance, and services for non-government organizations. She worked for another DFAT Australia Program, KOMPAK (Governance for Growth) (2015–2017), to manage civil society organizations’ partnerships at the national and local levels. Most recently, she managed the three-year Tuberculosis Elimination Program funded by the Global Fund and implemented by the Central Board of Aisyiyah to deliver TB programs in 14 provinces and 130 districts (2018–2021).
Tuti Alawiyah has now joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute as Deputy Director of the Regional Asia-Pacific Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Wulan holds a bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Universitas Indonesia, a degree in German language from the same University and a postgraduate diploma in Events Management from Switzerland. Wulan has previous work experience as Administrative and Finance department of the 6th ASEAN Para Games, Account and Promotion Executive in FEMINA group and as an Au-pair in Austria.
Lina has been working with RWI since December 2017. She has ten years of experience in various international development projects as an administrator. She performs administrative functions concerned with RWI’s projects.
Yudha is a Communication Officer at RWI Jakarta office, who manages the media and communication for RWI Jakarta. He joined the RWI in 2020 and he has experience in managing media and communication for 10 years.
Before joining the RWI, Yudha is a former journalist at Indonesia state-owned news agency ANTARA. He also joined the UN FAO as Communication Specialist and working closely with farmers from the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia and Timor Leste on the issue of conservation agriculture. Later, he worked as Communication Officer for UNDP and has managed the reports, media campaign, and publications for the National Parks and Protected Areas conservation in Sulawesi island of Indonesia.
Yudha holds Master Global Media Communication from The University of Melbourne, Australia. He finished his Bachelor`s degree in Sociology at University of Indonesia.
Windi is a Programme Officer at RWI in Jakarta. She manages activities on localizing human rights in the context of SDGs in Asia Pacific and RWIs engagement with young people in the region. Her multidimensional role also allows her to oversee the national programmes in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
She graduated from Atma Jaya Catholic University (Faculty of Law) in 2010 and dedicated the following years working at a law firm targeting capacity building for the Indonesian military. As a committed and passionate young professional, she taught foundational knowledge on international humanitarian law to the Indonesian military.
After obtaining her master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Oslo, she spent almost 4 years as a human rights officer at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. She worked on various thematic areas including children and women’s rights, business human rights, as well as the rights of persons with disabilities. She provided technical support and managed projects for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR).
When Windi is not in the office, she enjoys reading, traveling, and is very fond of spicy food.
Yantie holds a diploma in administration and has more than 20 years working experience as an administrator who provides finance, procurement, administrative and other operational support in the planning, design, implementation and supervision.
Prior to joining RWI, she worked for several development aid programs under USAID and DFAT of Government Australia / AusAID; and has extensive knowledge of donor funds’ financial and procurement management systems including budget planning and implementation, financial statement preparation and auditing.
Victor Bernard is a researcher and development professional with a passion for strengthening the interlinkages between human rights and the environment. Having joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) in 2018, he spearheaded the design and implementation of its regional capacity building initiatives, targeting judges, prosecutors and national human rights institutions across Asia and the Pacific. These initiatives aimed to strengthen these stakeholders’ capacity on leveraging human rights and gender equality to fill the legal and enforcement gaps in environmental and climate change law.
Bernard has also published extensively on displacement in climate change and disaster contexts, human rights in national adaptation processes, and the right to a healthy environment. He has presented his research in several international forums, including the Conferences of the Parties under the UNFCCC. Prior to this, Bernard has led projects related to environment and climate change, conflict and development, countering violent extremism, and the development-humanitarian nexus at the British Embassy in Bangkok (Thailand), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sweden), and the Asia Foundation (Thailand).
Bernard holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of York, and a master’s degree in International Law from the University of Edinburgh.
Elisabet Sitorus holds a Bachelor of Economics. She is currently working at RWI Jakarta Office as a Junior Finance and Administration Officer (JFAO). She supports finance and administration functions concerned with RAPP.
Elisabet has previous work experience as a Finance and Accounting Officer for a private sector company and conservation organization in Indonesia.
Danang Aditya Nizar
Danang Aditya Nizar has years of experience working in the international development sector, with various thematic areas such as education, youth engagement, disaster risk reduction, displacement, gender, and sustainable agriculture.
He started his career in the sector with UNOCHA, supporting the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency in preparing the Disaster Risk Management Baseline Status Report, as mandated by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. He also has experience in emergency response, where he was deployed to implement a Displacement Tracking Matrix with IOM during the Mt. Agung eruption in 2017. He was also a certified trainer of camp coordination and camp management modules with IOM.
Danang holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from the University of Sussex, UK, with a specialization in refugees, displacement, and humanitarian response.
In his spare time, Danang Aditya Nizar remotely manages a bed and breakfast in Bukittinggi, West Sumatera.
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