Dyah Ayu Kartika (Kathy) is a researcher for The Center for The Study of Religion and Democracy (PUSAD Paramadina), Jakarta. As a New Mandala Indonesia Correspondent Fellow, she will be writing about gender issues throughout the 2019 national elections.

Kathy previously worked as researcher for Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan). She received her Bachelor of Psychology from Universitas Indonesia and continued her study in Development Studies, majoring in Human Rights, Gender, and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspective in the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University.