Yuyun Wahyuningrum

Senior Advisor on ASEAN and Human Rights at the Indonesian Human Rights Working Group

Active in Country: Indonesia

DTP Trainer and Alumna: 2005 15th Annual Program - Timor Leste as a participant

Hi! I am Yuyun Wahyuningrum. I am Indonesian. Currently I work as Senior Advisor on ASEAN and Human Rights at the Indonesia’s NGO Coalition for International Human Rights Advocacy (or Human Rights Working Group – HRWG) in Jakarta, Indonesia. As Senior Advisor I design overall and long-term strategy for advocacy for the organization, communicate them internally and externally and collectively bring the impacts to the issues we are tackling. I also engage with the government both at the national level and at the regional level, especially in the area of agenda and standard-setting.

The Internet has changed the way we do our activisms and networking compared with ten years ago. In 2010, I created an e-group calls ASEANCats@googlegroups.com, a list-serve that was created in 2010 and is dedicated to discuss and share the information about ASEAN and its related issues. It has more than 1,150 email accounts from all over the world and all kinds of backgrounds. So, I want ASEANCats to be the platform where people get the information for their work and get connected to wider groups in addressing their concerns on ASEAN.


I attended DTP in 2004 in Timor Leste. In that time I was the Southeast Asia Coordinator of the Child Workers in Asia (CWA) based in Bangkok, Thailand. I realize that knowledge I gathered, friends I met, the context where I was in (some places in Timor Leste) in DTP contributed to the way I make decisions and see things in my professional and social life. Appreciation to the live we life-in, sense of social justice, respect differences, preference to empowerment approaches, are the things that have shaped my adult life. I have been here and there, but human rights will continue to be my focus of work and the good thing is I will never be alone, as wherever I go, I always find DTP alumna!


Profile was part of 2015 DTP's 25th Anniversary Exhibition


Alumni Update - 2018 

Yuyun visited UNSW in July as a special guest for a roundtable discussion on human rights in ASEAN 25 years after the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.

Report on the discussion can be found here.

Pictured (L-R): Patrick Earle, Yuyun Wahyuningrum & Indri Saptaningrum




Profile updated July 2018