Dec 06, 2019 Last Updated 11:46 PM, Dec 3, 2019

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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Fiction: Pasung

Nov 22, 2019 - MAYESTICA DE JONG

/ Andrea Star Reese for Human Rights Watch

  His gaze is fixated on an indeterminate spot behind me, his arms hang loosely by his sides. Wearing nothing but a pair of faded black shorts, his ribs and collar...

Contraception at a crossroads

Nov 11, 2019 - LOUISA-ANNE BUWALDA

Adam Cohn @Flickr

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

Oct 30, 2019 - SOPHIE CHAO

Indigenous Marind in rural Merauke have traditionally depended on the forest for their subsistence / Sophie Chao

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

Essay: Letter from Jakarta

Sep 29, 2019 - ABDUL SAMAD HAIDARI

Refugees protest in Makassar, February 2018 / Ali Froghi

Living in the midst of uncertainty

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