Born in 1985, the era of the Suharto dictatorship, the Kalyanamitra Foundation vowed to resist the violence meted out towards women by the national police.
Soon the group came to support survivors of both state and domestic violence. The group pioneered a peer support model for survivors of domestic violence.
Kalyanamitra came to defy the taboo against speaking out and advocated stronger legislation against violence while conducting public awareness campaigns. Today Kalyanamitra is an established information and documentation center, of which many other women's rights groups take advantage. The center holds gender analysis trainings for other women's groups and activists.
Violence Against Women