Tuswoyo Admojo; Paisal Halim
Abstract: The phenomenon of lower political participation of lower-class women in urban areas, is getting worse when the various policies adopted by the government do not side with the urban women's groups for the lower classes. The research method used in this research is a descriptive qualitative approach. This sampling technique used in studies that prioritize the purpose of research than on the nature of the population in determining the sample research. Therefore, in this study, no random samples were used, but the samples purposive samples. Primary data includes data obtained directly from respondents or informants through in-depth interviews with a final questionnaire of 40 respondents consisting of various professions, while secondary data is data obtained from documents that have been authorized or have published. Women's participation in urban village development strongly influenced by different factors, ranging from socio-economic, cultural, to lifestyle issues. Groups identified as mothers or socialite women living in luxury housing tend to be less concerned with the common interests of people, while women or mothers who live in ordinary or village house although they have a high level of concern for development issues run by sub-district was facing various problems when running the role of participation. As a result, qualitatively the role becomes less than optimal.
Keywords: Women's Participation, Politics, Development, and Public Participation