Oct 18, 2021 Last Updated 1:13 AM, Oct 14, 2021

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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The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

Oct 09, 2021 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA, VANNESSA HEARMAN & KIERNAN BOX

Supplied by Putu Oka Sukanta. Photograph by Lara Norgaard.

Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

Reshaping masculine cultures of terrorism

Sep 20, 2021 - NOOR HUDA ISMAIL

Young men gather at Monas, Jakarta / Francisco Anzola @Flickr creative commons

Former members of terror networks are focussing on masculinity’s role in encouraging violent extremism in Indonesia

A lost generation

Sep 01, 2021 - ANTON LUCANUS

'Where we used to be', Central Jakarta, 2020 / ATH

Thousands of children have been orphaned and ostracised as the pandemic crisis continues to spiral

Film review: Kinipan

Aug 31, 2021 - ARFAN AZIZ

How forest restoration and food estate policies affect local communities

Photo essay: Banyutowo harmony

Aug 28, 2021 - HUTAMA LIMARTA

Locally bought fishermen’s catch at Banyutowo Fish Auction House

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

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