Aug 09, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Human Rights

A fresh wind is blowing

Why is it so hard to remember the evils of the past? ROB GOODFELLOW explores the pain, and the exhilaration, of memory.

Aceh: Two years of peace

 In welcoming you to our new version of Inside Indonesia, it’s fitting that we focus on one of the greatest achievements of Indonesia’s democratisation: peace in Aceh.

Waiting for justice

Victims of human rights abuses in Aceh have not yet seen the legal processes they’ve been promised.

A heroine for humanity

There are dozens of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for human rights in Aceh. Here is a personal account of one such person.

Aceh homebound?

In the wake of peace, Acehnese living in Malaysia are thinking about return. But it can be tough leaving a new life to start afresh back home.

Transgendered in Malang

The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.

Tribute to a proud Acehnese

Jafar Siddiq Hamzah died defending dialogue and human rights

In this issue

Gender justice

Left over from death

Timorese women raped by Indonesian militias need justice. So do all the other women who survived New Order abuse

Gay men in the reformasi era

Homophobic violence could be a by-product of the new openness

Box - Women and the nation

Rifka Annisa is educating the community about the nature of domestic violence 

Women and the nation

Throughout its history, outsiders wanted the women's movement to be nationalist first of all. Now women are finding their own voice

Out in front

This energetic cabinet minister wants more power for women, fast

Don't let them drown

Australia must be a good global citizen towards refugees who transit Indonesia

To end impunity

How Indonesia responds to human rights abuse in Papua is the measure of reform elsewhere

Mama Yosefa wins a Goldman

A Papuan activist wins a prestigious prize for her work on the environment

Self-determination or territorial integrity?

There is growing international concern over West Papua

The return of 'Shock therapy'

Overseas friends stand by persecuted Acehnese human rights workers

The aftermath of civil war

Fighting has stopped in North Maluku, but mistrust lingers

In this issue

Give peace a chance

Latest Articles

Essay: Divine rejeki! What a wonderful windfall

Aug 09, 2022 - NICHOLAS HERRIMAN, GREG ACCIAIOLI, MONIKA WINARNITA

How can you get rejeki? Like everything else about rejeki, the answer is something of a mystery.

Dorce Gamalama's burial and Indonesia's transgender traditions

Aug 02, 2022 - SASKIA WIERINGA

In contrast to the national motto ‘Unity in Diversity’ and its history of tolerance, Indonesian sexual  minorities are not respected

Fiction: The Turning Wheel

Jul 24, 2022 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA. KEITH FOULCHER (trans.)

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Fiction: Threads of Dignity

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Book review: A life told in three parts

Jul 11, 2022 - RON WITTON

Translations of Putu Oka Sukanta’s trilogy of novels, bring his stories of struggle, oppression and resilience spanning over sixty years of Indonesian history, to an English-speaking audience

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