Aug 13, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Society

We are the blessed ones

Activists work to change men’s interpretations of Islam that justify their superiority at home

Repairing the damage

Safe havens and abuser counselling helping to reduce domestic violence cases in East Nusa Tenggara

The winds of change

Men in Pekanbaru and Makassar are slowly changing their minds about domestic violence

Art for the people

Taring Padi takes stock of a more than a decade fighting the political establishment – with art as its weapon

Love the mall, love the earth

Eco-friendly malls make environmentalism sleek and chic, but they might do more harm than good

Public works and ethnic conflict

Tarakan’s riots illustrate the risks of collusive public contracting and the continued weakness of local security responses

Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

Community engagement

Don’t ignore REDD’s impacts on communities!

Stars and stereotypes

The big business of Indo celebrities creates illusory expectations but things may be changing

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

Playing with the past

Critics say it’s just a fad but some young upper middle-class Indonesians are rediscovering forgotten histories

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

Art for Allah’s sake

A unique pesantren, founded and led by an internationally recognised Indonesian calligrapher, attracts men and women from all over the archipelago

The spirit of Sudirman

A mural competition in Yogyakarta sees Indonesians reinterpreting their revolutionary past in the light of present concerns

Theatre of life

A new generation of Indonesian theatre activists is staging performances based on the everyday experiences of local communities

Resistance through memory

The victims of the Lapindo mudflow disaster continue to assert their rights to compensation

Stopping the flow

Lapindo Brantas’ involvement in the Surabaya Post has restricted the way journalists report on the mudflow

A terrible legacy

Indonesian doctors have been persecuted for providing safe abortions for almost a century

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