The figure of Raden Ajeng (RA) Kartini is an inspiration for Indonesian women, because thanks to the effort of this woman who fought for women`s emancipation, there are many independent women who had achieved success in anything they do, including become a member of law enforcer squad named the police.
One of the policewomen who deserve to be appreciated on Kartini Day is Police Commissioner Adjutant (AKP) Indriani. Behind her gentle persona, Indriani is the Deputy Head of Senen Sector Police, Central Jakarta. Not just any police could sit on such strategic position, because Senen has been known for its shady neighborhood.
Indriani admitted that her wish to become a policewoman stemmed from one of her relatives who has become a policewoman herself at the time.
"When I conveyed to my parents regarding my wish to become policewoman my parents told me that I must be diligent on my study, have a high sense of discipline and athletics. I enlisted to the police from the first rank of Cadet. When I finally became a policewoman they are so proud of me, because they work as furniture peddlers," she explained to beritajakarta.com, Sunday (4/21).
As law enforcer, Indri has many bittersweet memories during 30 years of service. However, her time for her family is limited. "One of my bittersweet memories would be the limited time I have to be together with family. Yet, she is satisfied to be able to serve the public. That is the risk of my duty," she revealed.
Even so, Indriani who was born in Kertosono, East Java 50 years ago stated she tried her best in the duty dominated by men. "Setelah saya jadi polisi semua saya jalankan seperti biasa," furthered the woman who became police ranking officer since back in 2001.
The mother of Intan Fitriani Sulistiani (27), Ryan Bayu Firdaus (25) and Alvino Kautsar Wicaksono (6) admitted that RA Kartini has always been her source of inspiration. Therefore, she hoped the commemoration of Kartini Day this year to become a milestone in women emancipation. Indonesian women all have potential talent to achieve something, far exceeding those of males.
The varying talent should empower Indonesian women. "Kartini Day is a source of strength for us. Indonesia women should be powerful instead of waiting faithfully for their husbands to bring income into the household," she finished.