Indonesia has a strong commitment towards gender mainstreaming, as committed in the Human Development Goals and Beijing Declaration. It enables the Indonesian Parliament to have more women representatives in the various House bodies. This book illustrates the meaning of a gender perspective and the reason why it is important. Furthermore, the book also explains the importance of having a gender responsive legislation and budgeting process, which will better represent the needs of women. Other issues important to gender mainstreaming are also discussed in the book, such as women roles in the working committees, women caucuses, and DPD groups (available in Indonesian and English).