Feb 04, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

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Working together to improve maternal health

In 2015 Indonesia signed up the the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to reduce its high rate of maternal mortality. Little progress has been made.

Bali’s pandemic, its impacts and legacies

What impact has the pandemic had on the lives of Bali's people, and what possible changes has it left in its wake?

The island for the dogs

The lives of Bali’s unique population of dogs have also been significantly impacted by the pandemic

Bali, where are you heading?

After being devastated by the pandemic, will Bali’s tourism industry rebound or have the locals moved on?

Film and community in a pandemic

A short film festival in Bali found a COVID-safe way to continue to bring people together

Photo essay: Banyutowo harmony

A fishing village on the northern tip of Java stays true to its roots

Review: A narrative of denial

An indictment of Australian policy on East Timor during the Fraser years

Menghitung bekas luka

Pandangan pribadi tentang hak asasi manusia dan identitas di Papua

Counting scars

A personal view on human rights and identity in Papua

Beauty and belonging in West Papua

Papuan waria draw on foreign ideals of beauty in their quest for a sense of belonging in their local communities

Racism and poverty myths in Tanah Papua

Racist explanations hide policies and structures that contribute to poverty among Papuans

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika?

Reality often falls short of expectations

Beyond technical fixes

Indonesia is blessed with considerable potential for renewable energy generation, but so far has been slow to grasp it

Culture vs consent

Distrust in doctors’ decision making around c-sections is a key cause of Papuans’ avoidance of hospitals

Women rising

Women in East Kalimantan join male-dominated ‘ormas’ to empower themselves and their community

Coral reef conservation and the communities leading the way

Major policy shifts are needed to prevent the destruction of the reefs, but for now, coastal communities are having an impact and the reduction in tourism due to COVID-19 is offering some breathing space

Pastur-pastur, nenek dan skizofrenia

Pastur Kamilus menjadi panutan bagi pekerja sosial dalam upaya pembebasan korban pasung di Flores

West Papua and Black Lives Matter

A movement seeking justice, healing, and freedom for Black people has become a powerful rallying call for Indigenous West Papuans

Witnessing shame and punishment

Shared images of Syariah punishment are a key strategy of social control in Aceh

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