May 19, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 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

Book review: Beyond the pale

Apr 27, 2022 - JOOST COTE

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

Mar 15, 2022 - TITI KUSUMANDARI

Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Book review: Activists in transition

Feb 01, 2022 - JONATHAN PETER TEHUSIJARANA

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