Welcoming Kartini’s Day, Check Out The History You Need To Know

Kartini Day is celebrated every April 21, like RA Kartini’s birthday on April 21, 1897. Kartini Day is also a sign of respect for one of these important figures in women liberation in Indonesia. For more, let’s look at the history of music day in Indonesia.

RA Kartini came from a Javanese noble family. His father’s name was Raden Adipati Ario Sosroningrat and his mother MA Ngasirah was a respected person. The RA Kartini’s father was a Jepara Regent.

Even though she was born in a noble family, RA Kartini’s struggle was not easy. Kartini was forced to leave school because she was ready to get married and was waiting for her future husband to propose to her.

RA Kartini has also created various writings. Even though she has been secluded, RA Kartini continues to learn on her own, her hopes in learning are not easily dashed.

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RA Kartini also wrote and sent letters to her friends containing her thoughts on issues including oppressive feudal traditions, forced marriages and polygamy for upper-class Javanese women, and the importance of education for girls.

On November 8, 1903, Kartini was proposed to by the Regent of Rembang, Raden Adipati Djojodiningrat. Then, on September 13, 1903, after the birth of her child, Kartini’s condition began to weaken. Four days later on September 17, 1907, Kartini passed away at the age of 25.

Even though Kartini was unable to continue her education as she had hoped, before she died, Kartini had tried various ways so that she and other women could progress with education. It was through her letters that Kartini succeeded in making progress that changed the views of many people about women. One of Kartini’s writings that is quite well-known to date is her book entitled “Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang”.

Source: Detik

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