Nahdlatul Ulama Middle Class Woman And Civil Society Consolidation In Sidoarjo Regency

Iva Yulianti Umdatul Izzah


Civil society is important media between state and its people. It carries people aspiration and help state in implementing their policies. Unfortunately, there is a civil society whose status is very weak and low. It is Fatayat civil society as one of sub division of Nadhatul Ulama Organisation. Its position is very weak caused its members are dominating by women and children. The consolidation is very important for this institution. Because, it has a lot of members. If this civil society is not recognised and consolidated, there will be a possibility for uncontrolled situation of this mass population. In order to legalise the consolidation of Fatayat, there must be a solid report of its role in society. Thus, this study tries to reveal Fatayat’s role in society through their programs and activity. The methodology of this study is using descriptive qualitative, the setting take place in Sidoarjo regency, Eastern Java, Indonesia. The subject of the study is Fatayat members, as all of their members are women, on Regency scale of Sidoarjo.the subject is filtered by using purposive sampling technique, and this study is using Interview as its instrument to collect data. The result shows that all roles of Fatayat in cultures, religion, community, social justification, language, education, health service, consumer protection, environment, economy development, minority rights, media, economy justification, and politics sectors are all well implemented. It completes both function as aspiration carrier of society and implementer partner of state.

Keywords: Civil society consolidation, Fatayat, Nadhatul Ulama, Sidoarjo.

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