Oct 22, 2018 Last Updated 2:53 AM, Oct 1, 2018

When there is no husband

When there is no husband

Indonesian marriage legislation and popular interpretations of Islam recognise only males as heads of families, resulting in discrimination against women who assume that role

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Interpreting Islam for women

Interpreting Islam for women

For over two decades, Farha Ciciek has been at the forefront of efforts to promote understandings of Islam that advocate tolerance and justice for women

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Living Islam

Living Islam

Lies Marcoes Natsir believes Islam can be applied in daily life in a way that empowers women and enables gender equality

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Pious and mobile

Pious and mobile

Bandung’s women are more active in developing Islamic skills than the city’s men

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Chanting for piety

Chanting for piety

Increasing numbers of Muslim women are joining zikir or religious chanting groups despite strong criticism from some quarters

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Women and Islam

Women and Islam

Reformers, resisters and devotees show the diverse female faces of Indonesian Islam

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Inspired by history

Inspired by history

Women in Aceh now have more opportunities to play public and political roles, but they still face many obstacles

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Latest Articles

Review: The killing season

Oct 01, 2018 - FRANK BEYER

More than 50 years on, mis-truths about the 1965-66 killings and what motivated them prevail in Indonesia. Geoffrey Robinson's and other books and films on the issue, based on archival research...

Essay: Harmony versus hate

Sep 19, 2018 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Masykuri Bakri doesn’t fit the stereotype for a moderate Muslim leader

Islam-inspired renewable energy

Sep 04, 2018 - KRISTINA GROßMANN & ARAHMAIANI FEISAL

Muhammad Djawis Masruri with Arahmaiani Feisal/ Source Kristina Großmann

A collaboration between a teacher and farmers in Central Java is unlocking the potential of an indigenous biofuel source

Forbidden smoke

Aug 28, 2018 - RIZANNA ROSEMARY

Source/ Flickr Creative Commons/ d_mcplum

Banda Aceh’s anti-tobacco efforts are unfairly focused on women smokers

The red thread

Aug 19, 2018 - MATTHEW WOOLGAR

Kontras

A recently uncovered report reveals how anti-communist paranoia stoked abductions of pro-democracy activists in the last days of the New Order

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