Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Gender Rights

Review: Power, change, and gender relations in rural Java

Tickamyer and Kusujiarti’s new book is essential reading

Online networking and minority rights

LGBT communities use social media to organise despite threats of violence

‘You’re crazy. Don’t make up things!’

Celebrity gossip shows denigrate homosexuality, but at least they talk about it

Repairing the damage

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

The winds of change

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

Combating domestic violence

Government and the NGO sector are working to change attitudes towards violence against women

A terrible legacy

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

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

Modelling syariah in Aceh

A conference in Banda Aceh reveals divergent opinions about what model of Islamic law Aceh should adopt

This woman wants polygamy

But her husband won’t come to the party.

Aa Gym

The rise, fall, and re-branding of a celebrity preacher

Strong women, strong unions

Women are challenging the stereotypes that have long defined Indonesian unionists.

Myth of the effective little NGO

Making idealism work is very hard. NORI ANDRIYANI, with extraordinary honesty, tells why.

A heroine for humanity

There are dozens of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for human rights in Aceh. Here is a personal account of one such person.

Transgendered in Malang

The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.

In this issue

Gender justice

Left over from death

Timorese women raped by Indonesian militias need justice. So do all the other women who survived New Order abuse

Gay men in the reformasi era

Homophobic violence could be a by-product of the new openness

Box - Women and the nation

Rifka Annisa is educating the community about the nature of domestic violence 

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When the bond of love and the thread of debt flow like water

May 27, 2022 - SARI D. RATRI

For transnational families like those in Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara, financial stability comes at great emotional cost

Book review: Beyond the pale

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A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

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