Aisyiyah

Parent Organization: Muhammadiyah

Aisyiyah is a prominent Islamic women's organization dedicated to female empowerment and charitable activity, particularly in education, within the framework of an Islamic society. The organization is affiliated with Muhammadiyah, Indonesia's oldest Islamic organization, and the two groups work closely together on social programs throughout Indonesia. Named for a follower of the Prophet Muhammad, Aisyiyah was established in 1917 by the wife of Muhammadiyah's founder to address the rights of women, including access to education, health services, and social welfare. Micro-loan and business development programs combat poverty, while clinics and hospitals focus on child and maternal health and community education, particularly on issues like HIV/AIDS and family planning. Aisyiyah also runs a network of institutions offering preschool through university-level education. Religious education and the development of female religious leaders are another major focus. The central board's offices are in Yogyakarta and Jakarta.

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