Nov 28, 2021 Last Updated 2:48 AM, Nov 25, 2021

Human Rights

'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

Education Minister Nadiem Makarim’s recent acknowledgement of a ‘sexual violence pandemic’ on the nation’s campuses follows a growing wave of victims speaking out and not without risk

Selling the Omnibus Law on Job Creation

The role of cyber troops in promoting Indonesia’s controversial pro-business bill

Carmel Budiardjo (1925-2021)

Human rights campaigner Carmel Budiardjo died aged 96 on 10 July 2021, after a long and dynamic life of activism dating back to her years as a student activist in the 1940s

Beauty and belonging in West Papua

Papuan waria draw on foreign ideals of beauty in their quest for a sense of belonging in their local communities

‘We never invited you to come here’

Refugees battle racism in Indonesia

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika?

Reality often falls short of expectations

Pertarungan untuk penghapusan kekerasan seksual

Penundaan pengesahaan Rancangan Undang-Undang Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual (RUU PKS) berbarengan dengan peningkatan kekerasan terhadap perempuan

The fight to outlaw sexual violence in Indonesia

Delays to the Sexual Violence Bill have coincided with an increase in violence against women

West Papua and Black Lives Matter

A movement seeking justice, healing, and freedom for Black people has become a powerful rallying call for Indigenous West Papuans

An imagined threat

Atheists are treated with suspicion in a religious society, but they represent an opportunity

Meet, pray, love

Religious belief and sexual identity collide often for an atheist meeting up with gay Muslims

Memotret seksualitas di Indonesia

Di tengah meningkatnya pelecehan dan pengawasan seksualitas, keragaman seksual dan pemberdayaan seksual menemukan ruangnya di Indonesia

Kekerasan seksual dan perempuan pekerja

Rancangan Undang-undang Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual (RUU PKS) akan membantu melindungi perempuan di tempat kerja

Sexual violence and women workers

Indonesia’s proposed sexual violence elimination law will help protect women in the workplace

Sexualities in Indonesia

Despite increasingly worrying levels of harassment and surveillance, sexual diversity and sexual empowerment are finding spaces in Indonesia

#MeToo Indonesia

Indonesian feminists are capitalising on #MeToo, and using social media to facilitate offline action

Hip-hop: a missed opportunity

Hip-hop should be combating, not reinforcing, the problem of sexual violence in West Papua

Hip-hop: peluang yang terlewatkan

Hip-hop seharusnya menjadi alat untuk memerangi kasus kekerasan seksual di Papua, bukannya malah mendukung lahirnya kasus-kasus serupa

Mobilising fear

Unchecked hate speech against Indonesia’s LGBT community is having a devastating effect

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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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

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

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