Feb 23, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

Human Rights

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

Comes with the territory

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak Meratus

Review: Beyond decent work

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory 

Old and poor

Indonesia’s welfare schemes are failing to support older citizens

Hope in the darkness

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

No durable solutions

A new presidential decree delivers little for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia

A drink for humanity

Honouring Indonesian activist Putu Oka Sukanta for humanity

Essay: Redefining Indonesia

Almost twenty years after reformasi, journalist and novelist Leila S. Chudori ponders on the successes and failures of this historic period for Indonesia

The Go-Jek effect

Has this phenomenally successful app-based transport service improved the lives of the motorcycle workers it employs?

Review: Troubled transit

Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia 

A dispensable threat

LGBT rights and recognition have been under attack in the Indonesian media, for various reasons

‘No more money for our needles’

HIV prevention programs lack financial support, with serious consequences

Masa lalu yang tersembunyi

Esai foto-foto Pulau Buru

Review: Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

Pohlman’s study provides sensitive and powerful testimony of the impact of this violence on women and girls

Murdering army, silent church

Reverend Mery Kolimon, researcher and advocate working on the 1965 killings in Eastern Indonesia, has a personal connection to this piece of history

Testimony of a messenger

A memoir by a former army officer offers insights into Suharto’s moves in October 1965

Bagaimana Indonesia menangani migrasi paksa

Kasus Rohingya mengungkap bagaimana sulitnya melawan kejahatan transnasional dalam migrasi paksa

What the future might hold

Opening new prospects for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

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Ghosts and spirits often come up in conversation but attitudes are changing

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Netflix’s series Gadis Kretek (Cigarette Girl) romanticises an industry that kills around 290,000 Indonesians each year

Book review: I am that unicorn

Feb 06, 2024 - HELEN PAUSACKER

Essay: A movement to remember

Feb 01, 2024 - GHINA TSABITAH

This essay is the first in a new series featuring the writing of and edited by young people.

Obituary: Soni Farid Maulana (1962-2022)

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