Dec 06, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

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Treating mental health in Indonesia

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?

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?

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.

Chasing a cure for beriberi

A long search for a cure for beriberi in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century was led by trial and a lot of error

Essay: Divine rejeki! What a wonderful windfall

How can you get rejeki? Like everything else about rejeki, the answer is something of a mystery.

Dorce Gamalama's burial and Indonesia's transgender traditions

In contrast to the national motto ‘Unity in Diversity’ and its history of tolerance, Indonesian sexual  minorities are not respected

To protect and conserve

A women-led ranger team in Aceh

Contesting the religious soundscape

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

Reshaping masculine cultures of terrorism

Former members of terror networks are focussing on masculinity’s role in encouraging violent extremism in Indonesia

Countering the information void to beat COVID-19

In the absence of reliable government information, citizens are stepping up to share local stories on COVID-19 and keep each other informed about the state of the pandemic

COVID-19 denial in Indonesia

Mixed messaging from government about COVID-19 has left rumours and competing narratives to fill the information void, fuelling mistrust

Endless stigma of HIV and COVID-19

HIV-related stigma and is making access to healthcare during the pandemic difficult

Exhibited as losers

A new artwork holds up a mirror to physical anthropology and its baseless racial categorisations

Beauty and belonging in West Papua

Papuan waria draw on foreign ideals of beauty in their quest for a sense of belonging in their local communities

Beauty and cosmopolitan whiteness

Indonesians' present-day notions of beauty are embedded in a long and complex relationship between skin colour and race

Expatriates, privilege and racism

As privileged migrants, do expats encounter racism?

Racism and poverty myths in Tanah Papua

Racist explanations hide policies and structures that contribute to poverty among Papuans

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika?

Reality often falls short of expectations

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