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

Human Rights

Munir (1965 -2004)

Munir’s death robbed Indonesia not only of a unique intellectual and activist, but of one of its brightest hopes for the future

Time for truth

Will victims of human rights abuses at last have their say?

An Acehnese in New York

My journey: from the village to exile

Why not independence?

Challenging the myths about Aceh’s national liberation movement

Human rights for kids

It’s difficult to get human rights education into Indonesian schools

Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

Logging, soldiers and sex

Military business brings many problems to Papua

Missing the boat?

What happens when wandering sea nomads have to settle?

Legacy of conflict

Bugis IDPs have travelled as warriors, farmers, fishers and traders

Uniform jilbab

The Islamic headscarf is now compulsory in many high schools

Accusations of blasphemy

Are recent fatwa evidence that moderate Islam is a myth?

Lost daughters

Underage women in the commercial sex trade

Unfinished Business

Labour on the net

From workers' rights to democracy

From workers’ rights to democracy

A cultural carnival?

Observing social change in Papua

Whimsical protest

Transforming rubbish into political art

We can do anything

Workers with soul take their message to the kampung

From migrant worker to union organiser

A farmer’s daughter takes control and makes a difference

The fight for women's rights

It’s been a long struggle trying to get unions to listen to women

Beyond the factory

Fauzi Abdullah reflects on more than a quarter of a century of organising

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