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Review: Kartini's letters in translation

Now published in both English and Indonesian translation, the annotated collection will provide a better understanding of this Indonesian heroine

‘Tricked by a hoax’

Truth and irrational violence in West Papua

Photo essay: Welcoming Ramadan in Yogyakarta

In the month before the fasting period, Javanese Muslims perform a diversity of sacred rituals

The generation that breaks the silence

The third generation since the Revolution inherited trauma and stigma. Now they are speaking out.

Generasi yang memecah kesunyian

Generasi ketiga paska Revolusi, adalah generasi yang diwarisi trauma dan stigma. Kini mereka menolak pengingkaran yang dilakukan negara dan generasi sebelumnya.

Dutch terror camps in Bali

During the Indonesian war of independence the Dutch army set up prison camps across Bali, where torture and murder were common. It failed to break the Balinese resistance

A Moluccan soldier and his daughter

The story of a senior officer in the Royal Dutch East Indies Army (KNIL), and of his oldest daughter, give voice to Moluccan experiences in colonial history

Book review: 'Merdeka'

Henk Schulte Nordholt and Harry Poeze's new book turns attention to the battle for Indonesian independence and precarious rise of the Republic

Review essay: Constructing Indonesian girlhood on film

Two decades after the cultural shift opened up by Reformasi, hope looks very different in Indonesian cinema

Working together to improve maternal health

In 2015 Indonesia signed up the the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to reduce its high rate of maternal mortality. Little progress has been made.

Diagnosing Indonesia

How has Indonesia’s quest for longer and healthier lives for its people unfolded in the past and present, and what does this mean for the future?

Obstacles to realising the right to health

Why has the government failed to do more to adopt health policies consistent with the right to health?

Back to the future

Treating mental health in Indonesia

Acehnese fishermen and Rohingya rescue at sea

The criminalisation of people smuggling has created complex moral and legal difficulties for those who assist refugees in peril

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