Center for Gender and Health
History of PGK
The Gender and Health Center (PGK) is one of the centers for research and community service at the UM Institute for Research and Community Service (LP2M). The name PGK has been used since February 2019. PGK is an extension of the function of the Center for Research and Community Service in the fields of Gender (Gender) and Population (P3JK). The name P3JK has been used since 2012. P3JK itself was previously known as the Center for Women's Studies (PSW) UM.
PSW UM was established based on the decree of the Rector of the IKIP Malang No. 0397 / KEP / PT.28.H / C / 93 dated 19 July 1993. The establishment of PSW UM was a hard effort from Prof. Dr. Hj. Kasihani Kasbolah E. Suyanto (UM English lecturer) and Prof. Ir. Hj. Radyastuti Winarno (lecturer in Biology UM). Ms. Kasihani and Mrs. Radyastuti were never tired in their struggle to realize PSW UM (formerly IKIP Malang). He tried his best to convince the leaders of the Malang IKIP, who at that time was Drs. H. Mas Hadi Soeparto, M.Sc, that the existence of PSW in Higher Education is very necessary and occupies a strategic position in the development of women who experience gender injustice. The establishment of PSW UM in the end can be realized and able to become a forum for lecturers to conduct studies, research, and community service in the field of gender in general and not only about women.
When it was first established, this PSW was led by Dra. Hj. Ida Siti Herawati, M.Pd (1993-2001); Dr. Sri Umi Mintarti, SE, MS, Ak. (2001-2006); Dra. Hj. Siti Ch Hamidah, M.Pd (2006-2009); Dr. Hj. Yuni Pratiwi, M.Pd (2009-20013); Dr. Titi Mutiara Kiranawati, MP (2013-2018).
PGK Main Duties and Objectives
PGK is the center under LP2M. PGK's vision follows the vision of LP2M, namely as a research and service institution for superior communities and a reference in the development and application of science and technology and in the field of education. PGK's mission also follows the LP2M mission as follows.
- Carrying out research in science and technology and in the field of education which is beneficial for the development of science and the welfare of society.
- Organizing community service that is oriented towards community empowerment through the application of science and technology and fields
- Organizing an autonomous, accountable and transparent civil service system that ensures quality improvement
In connection with the vision and mission of the LP2M, the main task of PGK is to carry out study / research and community service activities in the field of gender and health with an emphasis on education and health issues with a GESI perspective (Gender Equity and Social Inclusion). GESI is a concept that discusses unequal power relations experienced by people on the basis of gender, disability (poverty and disability), age, location, caste / ethnicity, language and agent or a combination of these dimensions. The GESI perspective is focused on the need for action to rebalance these power relations, reduce gaps and ensure equal rights, opportunities, access and respect for all individuals regardless of their social identity.
As a center for research and community service in the field of GESI and health, the main tasks of PGK can be detailed (1) developing education with a GESI perspective; (2) increasing research and community service in the field of GESI and health; (3) increasing scientific publications in the field of GESI and health; and (4) networking with government, NGOs, and other institutions at the national and international levels in the development of GESI and health.
In connection with these duties, PGK has the following objectives.
- Conducting various studies / research to produce concepts, paradigms, approaches, methods, techniques, strategies, and new media in GESI perspective education.
- Conduct various studies / research and community service in the field of GESI.
- Organizing scientific forums (guest lectures, national seminars, international seminars) and publishing journals in the field of GESI.
- Networking with government, NGOs, and other institutions at the national and international levels in the development of GESI.
- Be actively involved in advocacy activities for children, women, and families based on GESI by preparing professionals or experts.
- Increase the quality and quantity of research and community service with a GESI perspective.
UM's achievements in the field of GESI include the following.
- TPSDP grant recipients (Technological and Professional Skills Development Sector Project) in 2004.
- Grant Recipients Blockgrand PSW revitalization in 2010.
- UM student on behalf of Made Prasetya Wiguna Mahayesa as chairman of the 2020 Pertuni (Indonesian Blind Association).
- Encouraging the formation of UKM Gempita (Student Movement for Inclusion and Disability) in 2019 which was previously an activity unit in the Special Education study program only.
- Gender researcher Evi Eliyanah was appointed as a new scientist from ALMI (Indonesian Academy of Young Scientists) in the Field of Cultural Sciences.
The flagship program of study / research and community service in PGK is education and health with a GESI perspective. Thus, the existing programs are designed to realize education and health from a GESI perspective as reflected in the following roadmap.
Roadmap of the Center for Gender and Health
PGK Organizational Structure
The PGK organization consists of a head of the center and a development team consisting of lecturers from various faculties and supported by all the experts of the State University of Malang. The complete PGK organizational structure is as follows.
Structure of the Center for Gender and Health 2019-2020