This paper uses the example of two mass organizations of Indonesian women to focus on a distinction between organization for practical and strategic gender interests. Part of the attraction of the distinction is that it promises to be a tool in efforts to assess the performance of women's organizations. Some of the ambiguities in these concepts of practical and strategic gender interests are considered. This paper was presented at 'Conflict Prevention and Peaceful Development: Policies to Reduce Inequality and Exclusion', a CRISE policy conference held on July 9-10, 2007 at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford.
Wieringa, S. IBU or the Beast: Gender Interests in Two Indonesian Women’s Organizations. Feminist Review (1992) 41: 98-113.