Dec 09, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Health

Contraception at a crossroads

Indonesia’s 50-year-old family planning program has been a great success but is struggling to adapt with women’s needs

Hunger and culture in West Papua

Oil palm projects are causing hunger in Merauke, both literal and symbolic

Drugs and drug policy

Drug use in Indonesia has a long history

Crystal meth users in Indonesia

Not all users of sabu-sabu are dependant on it, but their experiences are ignored by the law

Drugs and the death penalty

Indonesia’s ill-informed war on drugs endangers and ends lives rather than saving them

Criminal patients

People who use drugs occupy an ambiguous position in Indonesian government rhetoric

Photo essay: Woman to woman

A unique drug rehabilitation centre in Bogor helps women regain their independence

Cannabis, for starters

The growing support for cannabis decriminalisation in Indonesia could both help and hinder broader drug reform

Aging remarkably

A lifelong activist and retired midwife is teaching her peers to stay engaged… and not burden their children

Adolescent pregnancy in Manggarai

Premarital sex must be acknowledged as unavoidable, to end a vicious cycle of lost potential

#StayAlive

Kemampuan media sosial untuk mencabut stigma seputar bunuh diri masih belum digunakan sepenuhnya

#StayAlive

Social media’s ability to help cut through stigma and misinformation on suicide is being underutilised

Forbidden smoke

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

Sport in Indonesia

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

Roadside medicine men

Bootleg medicine sales are part of Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure

Mining mercury in an Indonesian periphery

Improved market chain monitoring and recognition of sociocultural dynamics are important for central mercury control

From mother to citizen

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

HIV-positive mothers left behind

Married women endure the highest rate of new HIV infection in Indonesia

Falling through the cracks

The JKN or the National Health Insurance is failing Indonesia’s most vulnerable

Safe water at a premium

The UN’s claim that 87 per cent of Indonesians have access to safe drinking water seems exaggerated

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