Margaretha Hannita is a human rights expert in women and children issues at the international, national, and local levels. She earned her PhD degree in Political Sciences in 2010 from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia, a Master degree in National Resilience in 2002 from School of Strategic and Global Studies, University of Indonesia, and a Bachelor degree in Law from Faculty of Law, University of Padjadjaran in 1998.
Hannita is currently a lecturer at the School of Strategic and Global Studies, Universitas Indonesia (2002 – present), teaching on Master Programme in National Resilience Studies and responsible for courses including on human rights, women and children issues, political studies and conflict resolutions. She has also been a trainer for Women Police in handling Violence against Women and Children Cases held by Sekolah Polisi Wanita (Sepolwan), Lembaga Pendidikan POLRI, Jakarta. She is also a trainer on the Integrated Training for Law Enforcement Officers in Juvenile Justice System, held by the Human Resource Development Agency, Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia (BPSDM Hukum dan HAM RI), Lemdiklat POLRI, Diklat Kejaksaan RI, Badiklat Hukum and Peradilan Mahkamah Agung RI (2012 – present).
Hannita assumed consultant positions to different organisations including Gender Consultant for Advocacy and Awareness Raising for Integrated GBV Prevention and Reporting Centre in Jakarta (UNDP 2018 – 2020), Referral Services Consultant for services provider in GBV handling at Papua and Papua Barat (Winrock International / USAID Bersama 2019 – 2020), Consultant for UN Women on making Guidelines for the Police Officer on Investigation of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (2018).
On her spare time Hannita has been volunteering at the Jakarta’s Center for Integrated Service Center for Women and Children’s Empowerment (UPT P2TP2A DKI Jakarta) (2004 – 2018), served as Deputy Chair Person and Experts, Joined as international delegation at UNHQ in New York (March 2016), 66th Session of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held in the United Nations Headquarters, Geneva (June 2014) and 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women held in the United Nations Headquarters, New York (March 2013).