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Indri Dewi

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Indri was born in Jakarta but raised in various places on the island of Java. This valuable opportunity exposed her to different cultures, allowing her to develop knowledge and sensitivity towards humanitarian and environmental issues in Indonesia. Indri graduated from the International Relations Department of the Indonesia Christian University in Jakarta, in 2003. Indri completed her Master Degree in Peace Studies majoring Public Administration at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, in Program of Rotary World Peace Fellow 2009-210. In addition to studying at ICU, Indri is also completing her Masters in Peace and Conflict Resolution at Gadjah Mada University in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Indri serves as coordinator of the Indonesia Community Center in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. This community has a vision and mission to support peace through popular educational initiatives including waste management awareness raising, community gardening and animal rescue.

Indri has worked as a social worker and independent volunteer in education for peace and humanitarian causes since 1996. She has successfully carried out various projects with a primary emphasis on the promotion of peace and human security (Freedom from Fear/ Freedom from Want). This has included assisting at a retirement home and facility for handicapped children in Kiyose, Tokyo, working with a charity program to raise funds from collecting used school books and selling them at low cost, and organizing educational projects for children in the Mentawai Islands off Sumatra as well as in West Java and Jakarta. In 2006 she successfully organized aid distribution for Jogjakarta earthquake victims. Indri has also successfully organized peace activities for children in Jogjakarta as part of a collaboration between the Indonesia Community Center, the Funabashi Rotary Club, District 2790 and the Mataram Rotary Club, District 3400.

Indri¹s current research interest focuses on the possible reconciliation processes for surviving World War II (Pacific War) Jugun Ianfu in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. Indri writes about "Truth-telling as a Foundation for Reconciliation for the Jugun Ianfu in Indonesia" for her Master Thesis at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.

Her future plan is to work for the betterment of the Indonesian community, particularly at the grassroots level, reducing and managing social grievances through the promotion of peace education whilst remaining actively involved in the development of national and international peace networks.

During her Applied Field Experience (AFE), Indri sought out experiences related to truth-telling as part of her effort to understand necessary foundation for reconciliation after wartime. In 2010, Indri worked for her AFE at House of Sharing, South Korea, from August-September. She then moved to the Philippines until October to work with Lila Pilipina. In addition to her work in South Korea and the Philippine, Indri conducted field research for her thesis in Indonesia.

After she graduated from Rotary Peace Center at ICU, Tokyo, Japan in June 2011, Indri went back to Indonesia and continuing her serves as coordinator of the Indonesia Community Center. Indri is also working as lecturer and staff researcher at the Indonesia Christian University and continuing her research on the Jugun Ianfu issue, specifically in Indonesia.

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