Sep 28, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Society

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 

Online hate speech

News media has helped drive a dramatic rise in online anti-LGBT hate speech

Combatting HIV online

HIV prevention tactics remain inappropriate for many young men who have sex with men

Pelakor dan Instagram

Bahasa yang kita gunakan di media sosial ternyata sangat bias jender dalam memosisikan kaum perempuan dan melepaskan tanggung jawab kaum lelaki dalam narasi perselingkuhan

Kebebasan pada komunitas gay di Paris

Beberapa lelaki gay Indonesia pindah ke luar negeri untuk menjalani kehidupan gay yang lebih sederhana dan terbuka

Kekuatiran tentang queer

Citra nasional Indonesia mengecualikan banyak orang, dalam kontradiksi yang jelas dengan undang-undang dan prinsip-prinsipnya

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