Two Christian men were publicly flogged on Monday (Feb 8) in Indonesia’s ultra-conservative Aceh province for drinking alcohol and gambling, in a rare instance of non-Muslims facing a punishment frequently condemned by rights groups.
Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia ( Komnas HAM) menemukan masih banyaknya perlakuan yang tidak manusiawi terhadap penyandang disabilitas mental.
Imagine having to work with four other people who do not wear masks in a poorly ventilated room – or sneaking into the office of the boss who, unlike everyone else at the company, has been working from home since March
Even before coronavirus, Bali had a major problem with poverty. Beyond the tourist centres many families struggle to make ends meet. Food is limited, healthcare basic and education a prized possession.
Indonesia will soon have a new police chief with the House of Representatives (DPR) approving Com Gen Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the Read more
A recent Morgan Stanley report has predicted that Indonesia will not only survive the crisis, but also enter a “Goldilocks” economy in 2021 if it can play its strategic place in the post-COVID-19 pandemic period and global order of the 21st century. Are they being too optimistic?
Indonesia is pushing back against violent extremism by introducing a presidential regulation to let civil societies and communities receive empowerment training to help their neighbourhoods.
With the next National Police chief soon to be appointed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, experts expect that clearing up unsolved cases of alleged excess violence by police personnel in the past year will be a critical test for the new leadership.
Our children, born into this age of seemingly endless crises, also know that the future will need their labor and wherewithal if solutions are to be found. Yet, we seem to be stuck doing education to our students rather than with them.
Indonesia underperformed in promoting human rights in 2020, according to one of the country’s leading rights groups, the Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace.
Indonesian police held firebrand Muslim leader Rizieq Shihab for questioning on suspicion of breaching coronavirus restrictions by staging several mass gatherings.
Dr Lily Yurianti Farid receives the 2020 Australian Alumni Award for the Promoting Women’s Empowerment category
Dr Lily Yulianti Farid is an alumna of the University of Melbourne, an Indonesian writer, research, educator and cultural activist with more than a decade connecting Australia – Indonesia through research, arts, culture and literature through cultural bridge that she has built in both countries.
Indonesia has long been known as one of the most active Facebook and Twitter nations, but recently Instagram has become the social media of choice for many young Indonesians. Some of the platform’s most prolific users are female Islamic activists who are keen to use social media as a novel tool for proselytisation (or da’wa).
The need for better digital infrastructure has become even more obvious during covid-19 and schooling at home. This is in a nation where EdTech is also blooming.
Young people account for 25% of South Sulawesi’s population, including in rural areas that are experiencing major agrarian change. As the landscape around them changes, so do their opportunities – rural youth unemployment is as high as 10% in the province.
Efforts to implement a Sexual Violence Bill in Indonesia have been further delayed, despite the fact that numerous women’s organisations were advocating for the Bill to be passed as soon as possible to address the grave impacts of sexual domestic violence in Indonesia.