Jan 30, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Society

Heartbroken but hopeful, just

Indonesia’s Mental Health Law will have little impact without more regulatory support

More than medication

Cultural therapy and neurotherapy treat more than just the symptoms of poor mental health

Mencari depresi di Indonesia

Ada kebutuhan gawat untuk dukungan kelembagaan untuk lebih memahami dan merawat kasus depresi

Lebih dari memberi obat

Terapi budaya dan neuroterapi membantu pemulihan kesehatan jiwa

Sebuah medan pertempuran neurologis

Seorang jurnalis foto merefleksikan satu dekade mendokumentasikan nasib orang-orang dengan disabilitas psikososial di Indonesia 

A recovery-oriented model for mental health care for Indonesia?

An international team of researchers charts a course for change

Patah hati namun sedikit berharap

Undang-undang kesehatan jiwa Indonesia tak akan berhasil tanpa adanya peraturan pendukung

Essay: Celebrating Imlek, Catholic style

Practices such as Imlek masses are a welcome example of tolerance and plurality

A house of cards?

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the exploitation of non-formal early childhood educators 

Meet, pray, love

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

(A history of) containment on Galang Island

Rapid construction of a COVID-19 hospital is a rare good news story for the government but the motives behind it remain unclear

Counterfeit fashion is hot property

Indonesian youth are buying more fake fashion despite some awareness of its harmful impacts

Photo essay: Jakarta's youth use trash to shape their futures

The mentors and interns at Ffrash are empowering themselves within the waste economy and striving to better society

Memotret seksualitas di Indonesia

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

Sexualities in Indonesia

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

Wives and mothers and HIV

To combat HIV in Indonesia, wives and mothers must not be idealised and considered immune

Providing hope

Outreach workers have much to offer in providing HIV care to men who have sex with men

HIV stigma muting progress

Though HIV awareness is improving, the stigma makes testing less comfortable and treatments less popular

Hip-hop: a missed opportunity

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

Queering piety

There is no singular understanding of moral piety for queer Muslims 

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