On Tuesday (December 18, 2018), Batam City celebrated its 189 Anniversary at Alun-Alun Engku Putri. On that occassion, the Mayor of Batam City (Muhammad Rudi,S.E.) handed over the Batam Madani award to those who have contributed to the development of Batam City. Among the 11 awardees, Dr.Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah, the Head of Postgraduate Study of Law of Universitas Internasional Batam was awarded under the category of education pertaining to the gender mainstream. She has actively engaged in the activities of the Office of Women’s Empowerment, Child Protection, Population Controlling and Family Planning of Batam City relating to the gender mainstream, Gender Analysis Path (GAP) and Gender Budget Statement (GBS). Currently, she manages Women Studies Center of UIB and researches on gender issues, human rights and international law.