Jan 21, 2020 Last Updated 7:13 AM, Jan 16, 2020

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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Jan 16, 2020 - MOHAMAD RACHMADIAN NAROTAMA

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Remote island communities are fighting for greater autonomy and more suitable, fair development

Lost Lasem

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Pious bikies

Dec 19, 2019 - WASISTO RAHARJO JATI

Members circulate invitations through social media such as WhatsApp and Telegram/ Bikers Subuhan Jogja Facebook Group

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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

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