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Nabiyla Risfa Izzati

 Nabiyla Risfa Izzati


Nabiyla Risfa Izzati is a labour law lecturer in Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada. She completed her Bachelor of Law in Universitas Gadjah Mada and her Master of Law in Leiden University. Her research interest is in the labour studies, specifically about Indonesian labour law, gig economy, and the relationship between gender and work. She is also the Vice Director of Research Center for Law, Gender, and Society Universitas Gadjah Mada, Adjunct Researcher in Centre for Digital Society Fisipol UGM, and Researcher for Fairwork Indonesia. 


Her doctoral research is under Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity SBM QMUL, with topic "Gender Bias within Gig Economy: Exploring Women Experience in the On-Demand Work in Indonesia." This research will explore the labour condition, experiences, and challenges that women gig workers face day to day. Why gig work? In recent years, the gig economy, also known as the platform or sharing economy, is expanding quickly.  As predicted, technological advances that changed social and economic labour often present opportunities as well as challenges. In Indonesia, the existence of the gig economy platform is still surrounded by intense public debates. Gig economy companies routinely invoke ‘independent contractor’ models in their terms of engagement, aiming to conceptualize gig work as a commercial contract between a service provider (worker) and client (service purchaser), as opposed to contracting within an employment relationship. Since gig economy workers mainly do not have access to important employment rights, such as minimum wage, sick pay, holiday pay or maternity provision, these particularly placed women gig workers at a disadvantage. However, very little research to date has focused on gender experiences of gig workers, especially outside North America and Europe, the extent to which gig employment affects women’s total workloads, working conditions, choices over work–life balance and economic empowerment remains unclear. This research will attempt to fill the void and examine the gendered experience in gig economy, by drawing cases from women workers of the on-demand platform in Indonesia. 

List of Publications


  • Kertas Kebijakan: Catatan Kritis dan Rekomendasi terhadap RUU Cipta Kerja, Faculty of Law University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, 2020. 
  • Penyalahgunaan Keadaan (Undue Influence) dalam Perjanjian Kerja, Penerbit Kanisius, Yogyakarta, 2021.
  • Perlindungan Hukum terhadap Eksploitasi Ekonomi Artis Cilik: Studi Komparasi Indonesia dan Amerika Serikat”, Arena Hukum, Universitas Brawijaya, Vol 12 (1), 2019.
  • “New Direction of Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection through the Law Number 18 of 2017 and its Implementation Challenges”, Padjajaran Journal of Law, Vol 6 (1), 2019.
  • Penerapan Doktrin Penyalahgunaan Keadaan (Undue Influence) sebagai Alasan Pembatalan Perjanjian Kerja di Pengadilan Hubungan Industrial”, Masalah-Masalah Hukum, Vol 49 (2), 2020.
  • “Eksistensi Yuridis dan Empiris Hubungan Kerja Non-Standar dalam Hukum Ketenagakerjaan Indonesia”, Masalah-Masalah Hukum, Vol 50 (3), 2021.


  • “Improving Outsourcing System in Indonesia: Fixing the Gap of Labour Regulation”, Mimbar Hukum, University of Gadjah Mada, Vol 29, No 3, 2017. 


  • 7th Regulating for Decent Work Conference: COVID-19 and the world of work: Towards a human-centred recovery, International Labour Organization, 2021. 
  • 5th Labour Law Research Network Conference, Poland, 2021.
  • 2nd International Symposium on Social Science, Asian Research Study Center University of Gadjah Mada, August 2020.
  • 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference: Work and Well-Being in the 21st Century, International Labour Organization, Geneva, 2019.
  • International Symposium on Social Science, Asian Research Study Center University of Gadjah Mada, September 2018.
  • International Conference on “Population and Social Policy in Disrupted World”, Center for Population and Policy Studies, University of Gadjah Mada, August 2018.
  • Eight International Conference in Commemoration of Professor A.S. Pashkov, “The Economic Function of Labour Law: The Past, The Present, and The Future”, Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 2018.
  • International Fourth Biennial Labour Conference, New Zealand Labour Society and University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 2017.


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