May 20, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Papua

Menghitung bekas luka

Pandangan pribadi tentang hak asasi manusia dan identitas di Papua

Counting scars

A personal view on human rights and identity in Papua

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

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

Culture vs consent

Distrust in doctors’ decision making around c-sections is a key cause of Papuans’ avoidance of hospitals

West Papua and Black Lives Matter

A movement seeking justice, healing, and freedom for Black people has become a powerful rallying call for Indigenous West Papuans

Hip-hop: peluang yang terlewatkan

Hip-hop seharusnya menjadi alat untuk memerangi kasus kekerasan seksual di Papua, bukannya malah mendukung lahirnya kasus-kasus serupa

Hunger and culture in West Papua

Oil palm projects are causing hunger in Merauke, both literal and symbolic

Untreated trauma in Nduga

The plight of Papua’s internally displaced persons is not being recognised by the Indonesian government

Timotius and Freeport

Elite politics and Freeport Indonesia’s non-compliance continue to deny Timotius Kambu his owed wages

When village development fails

Faulty administrative procedures led to the misuse of village development funds in Papua

Book extract: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘But that is, after all, the relationship between land and power... Whoever holds power will impose their view.’

Petikan buku: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘Siapa yang pegang kuasa, akan paksakan pandangannya tentang bagaimana cara mengatur aset alam itu.’

Why size matters

Young men in Papua reassert their manhood through penis enlargement

Review: Sites, Bodies and Stories

History and heritage in the Indonesian imagination

Film review: Tanah Mama

A new documentary about a Papuan woman’s daily struggle to survive opens debate on the grave issues affecting her society

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger

Indonesia has halved poverty since 1990, but significant challenges remain

Faultlines and fractures

HIV/AIDS is spreading rapidly because of the profound inequalities that afflict Papua

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