The newly elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his first cabinet last month that contains eight women including new Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, the first ever Indonesian woman to hold the post.

Now 23.5% of Indonesian cabinet members are women compared to 5.2% in Australia.

This reflects the electoral power of women at the ballot box and the continuing development of Indonesian democracy where women played a vital role in bringing the democratically elected president Jokowi to power in Indonesia.