Jan 28, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Society

Leaving Indonesia

As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple

Learning to lead

Against the odds, Indonesian domestic workers have achieved real change in Hong Kong

Expectant fathers

Men should be more involved in maternal and newborn health care

Supporting mothers-to-be

Community facilitators improve maternal and child health in Lombok

Charting Indonesia's health

Systematic research paves the way for better strategies to improve health outcomes

Doctors in training

  Better assessment could provide the answer to problems caused by the rapid expansion of places available in Indonesian public medical schools

Driving under the New Order

The tumultuous events of 1965 thwarted Liong Tjie Tjong’s writing aspirations

Celebrating community

A temple procession brings Chinese culture to life in Jakarta’s streets

Marketing the Chinese face of Islam

Chinese Muslim preachers are popular, but they don’t always promote greater pluralism

I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

Locating culture in the church

Minahasan Christians reinterpret their cultural history and identity through religion

The addiction cycle

Photo-essay: Drug users in Jakarta are trapped in a deadly equation

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

A city without social justice

Jakarta needs more green space, but not at the expense of the poor

Land titles do not equal agrarian reform

Activists split with Indonesia’s government over whether land registration helps the rural poor

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