Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Surakarta (Aiska University) held an online webinar last Saturday (25/06). The webinar also became a pre-Congress of Muktamar Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah in the next November. The webinar raised the theme “Strengthening ‘Aisyiyah Movement for Women Progressive Enlightenment in The Digital Era”. The webinar invited two speakers, including Dr. Tri Hastuti Nur Rochimah MSi, the Secretary of ‘Aisyiyah Central Board. Dr Tri Hastuti is a Communication Science lecturer in Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). She was accompanied by the second speaker, Dr. Eny Purwandari SPsi MSi, who also serves as a Psychology lecturer at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS).
The webinar discussed two main topics about women empowerment, especially in ‘Aisyiyah, and progressive movement in the rapid development of the digital era. Dr. Tri Hastuti highlighted the history of ‘Aisyiyah and media social development. Afterward, Dr. Eny mentioned psychological problems in the current era. One of the main focuses was Maslow’s hierarchical theory of needs.
In addition, the Rector of Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Surakarta, Riyani Wulandari SKEp Ns MKep delivered her remarks. “Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Surakarta has several programs, including podcasting called Talk Alive ‘Aisyiyah Surakarta (TALAS),” she said. Besides the Rector, the Chairman of ‘Aisyiyah Regional Board (PDA) of Surakarta, Siti Maesaroh, SAg also gave her speech.