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Dancing against violence

Dancing against violence

Not even Mount Kelud erupting could stop Yogyakarta's activists from standing up against violence to women as part of One Billion Rising

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Fantasising romance overseas

Fantasising romance overseas

Transgender Indonesian migrants are looking for romance and security in Europe, but nothing is easy 

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Photo essay: Positive is negative

Photo essay: Positive is negative

HIV/AIDS is posing an ever greater threat to the health and welfare of people in the highlands of Papua

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Lives endangered

Lives endangered

Three stories of people with HIV/AIDS in the central highlands of Papua show that both the government and community have a long way to go in confronting this major epidemic

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Not that I don't love

Not that I don't love

This short story, written by an ex-political prisoner, has never been published in its original Indonesian version. We cannot disclose the author's real name or the various pseudonyms under which she has been publishing since her release.

A member of Gerwani, a women's organisation with alleged connections with the Indonesian Communist Party, banned since the so-­called coup of September 1965, the author seems to have started writing fiction only after her detention. The experience colours much of her writing.

Most of her short stories are about the down and out, the women whom poverty has driven to theft, begging and prostitution, the 'criminals' (or were they the victims?) with whom the author shared her prison cells.

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Christmas in a prison camp

The following excerpts are taken from a diary of letters kept by an Australian woman who lived in Java, Kalimantan and Bali for nine years. In this letter, written in January 1978, the author describes her visit to a detention camp for women political prisoners Just after Christmas 1977. The prisoners have since been released.

The letter begins with a description of the long drive from Semarang west to Pelantungan where the camp was located up in the mountains. The visit was arranged by a Dutch pastor, 'Co'. Fenton-Huie was accompanied by the pastor's wife, Phia, and a Dutch nursing sister, Truus. After abandoning their car which could not travel the last stretch of the rough rocky road, the women had to walk the final kilometres to the camp, which also held 40 delinquent boys. The visitors shared a simple Indonesian meal in the house of one of the guards before entering 'a large barracks-type hall' to witness the camp's Christmas concert.

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Herstory in art

Herstory in art

Titarubi’s art challenges masculinity in Indonesian visual arts and beyond

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Indonesia’s secret police weapon

Indonesia’s secret police weapon

Perfectly coiffed hair and rose-pink cheeks underpin Polri’s latest policing tactic

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Ignorance that kills

Ignorance that kills

Many Indonesian women face great difficulties in accessing safe terminations of unwanted pregnancies

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We are the blessed ones

We are the blessed ones

Activists work to change men’s interpretations of Islam that justify their superiority at home

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Repairing the damage

Repairing the damage

Safe havens and abuser counselling helping to reduce domestic violence cases in East Nusa Tenggara

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The winds of change

The winds of change

Men in Pekanbaru and Makassar are slowly changing their minds about domestic violence

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I'm still here

I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

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Supporting syariah, advancing women

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

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Costly inducements

Costly inducements

Pocket money given to intending migrant domestic workers comes at a price

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A matter of luck

A matter of luck

Migrant domestic workers aspire to more than their home communities can offer and are willing to take risks to change their lives

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A terrible legacy

A terrible legacy

Indonesian doctors have been persecuted for providing safe abortions for almost a century

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Supporting mothers-to-be

Supporting mothers-to-be

Community facilitators improve maternal and child health in Lombok

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Expectant fathers

Expectant fathers

Men should be more involved in maternal and newborn health care

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The wives of Noordin Top

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

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