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Research and Advocacy Associate (Social Inclusion and Protection), PUSKAPA

Nadira Irdiana was a Research & Advocacy Associate (Social Inclusion and Protection) at PUSKAPA. She previously worked at Yayasan Plan International Indonesia and UNICEF Indonesia to focus on promoting girls' rights and eliminating violence against children. Her work always revolves around child protection, youth participation, gender equality and social inclusion issues. She actively involved in networks such as Jaringan Aksi Remaja Perempuan Indonesia (Adolescent Girls Network) and Aliansi Penghapusan Kekerasan terhadap Anak (National Alliance to end Violence against Children).


  • 2022–present
    Gender and Inclusion Manager, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Hivos)
  • 2021–2022
    Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Indonesia
  • 2019–2021
    Research and Advocacy Associate (Social Inclusion and Protection), PUSKAPA, Universitas Indonesia
  • 2017–2019
    Advocacy Manager, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia
  • 2016–2017
    Gender Specialist, Plan International Indonesia
  • 2017–2017
    Gender Advisor, Plan International Indonesia
  • 2017–2017
    Gender and Inclusion Advisor, Plan International Indonesia
  • 2015–2016
    Child Protection Officer, UNICEF Indonesia


  • 2014 
    University of Groningen, Netherlands, Master of Arts in International Relations, specialising in Global Governance
  • 2013 
    Middlesex University London, United Kingdom, Bachelors of Arts (with Honours) in International Politics


  • 2022
    Laporan Teknis: Membangun Partisipasi Inklusif, Menguatkan Keterlibatan Sipil - Tinjauan Literatur untuk Memahami Program Partisipasi Kaum Muda di Indonesia, PUSKAPA
  • 2022
    Discussion Paper: Living and Thriving in Cities - Making Cities Work for Young People (Insights from Indonesia), Urban20
  • 2020
    Pencegahan Perkawinan Anak: Percepatan yang Tidak Bisa Ditunda, PUSKAPA
  • 2020
    Prevention of Child Marriage: Acceleration that cannot wait, PUSKAPA
  • 2018
    An empirical exploration of female child marriage determinants in Indonesia, BMC Public Health
  • 2016
    Kemajuan yang Tertunda: Analisis Data Perkawinan Usia Anak di Indonesia, Badan Pusat Statistik