Feb 03, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Indonesians Abroad

Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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

Kebebasan pada komunitas gay di Paris

Beberapa lelaki gay Indonesia pindah ke luar negeri untuk menjalani kehidupan gay yang lebih sederhana dan terbuka

Pengawasan seksual di luar negeri

Jarak memberikan kebebasan seksual bagi perempuan Indonesia, namun ketakutan akan penghakiman terus membayangi

Sexual surveillance overseas

Distance can bring more sexual freedom for Indonesian women, but fear of judgment is still isolating

Breaking free in gay Paris

Some gay Indonesians move overseas to lead a more simple and openly gay life

Footy, culture and finding community

Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

Review: Footsteps of Indonesians in Victoria

Celebrating fifty years of the Indonesian Community Association of Victoria (IKAWIRIA)

Review: Dancing the Feminine

A look into Indonesian migrant women, identity, and cultural performances. 

A room of one’s own

Mobile libraries and writers clubs reveal a rich reading and writing culture among Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong

Back with a vengeance

Former migrant workers are finding new empowerment in the bureaucratic jungle of legal aid

Chinese whispers: The art of reflection

Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

Wasted talent

Returned migrant workers have much to offer, but have trouble achieving recognition for the skills they’ve developed abroad

Cosmopolitan Indonesia

Cosmopolitanism is a magnificent ideal for a world torn by divisions and it exists in Indonesia in some surprising places. But how deep does and can it go? Gerry van Klinken

Online cosmopolitan

An interview with Enrico Aditjondro

Floating World

See the world and be exploited

Diaspora power

Abused maids are not the only Indonesians overseas as success stories from the Indonesia Diaspora Congress show

Fantasising romance overseas

Transgender Indonesian migrants are looking for romance and security in Europe, but nothing is easy 

Traveling for a cure

Rebuilding trust in doctors will be an important part of Aceh’s post-conflict recovery

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