The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has worked in Indonesia since 2011, when we began the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Tigers with Teeth program to work with Indonesian lawyers and Southeast Asian civil society partners in laying the foundation for a strong, independent regional human rights system in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ABA ROLI has also worked with Indonesian partners for regional programs focused on human rights, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption. Currently, ABA ROLI implements programs in Indonesia focused on strengthening responses to the human rights impacts of climate change, protecting the rights of minorities and Indigenous peoples, and promoting women's economic empowerment.
Launched in Indonesia in 2021 with support from the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Women's Issues, the Legal Reform Fund (LRF) is a unique three-year project to address barriers to women's full and effective participation in economic life. LRF approaches women's economic empowerment as an intersectional challenge, closely tied to other impediments to gender equality.