Posted in: Gender

The female face of terrorism in Indonesia

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Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have involved women, but examinations of and responses to violent extremism too often neglect gender analysis.

Talking Indonesia: the women's movement after 1998

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What has been achieved in terms of women’s rights and equality in the post-authoritarian era in Indonesia? What are the issues driving the women’s movement today? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

A personal religious choice: regions banned from forcing students to wear headscarves

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A new joint ministerial decision banning forced religious clothing in schools has been welcomed by activists. But in an increasingly conservative society, will headscarves continue to be viewed as compulsory?

Proposed changes to election law threaten women, diversity in politics

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Revisions to raise the legislative threshold risk concentrating power in the hands of a few, stifling representation of women and other minorities, write CWI’s Heru Samosir and Dirga Ardiansa.

Will Indonesia’s 4.0 revolution leave women behind?

Indonesia has enthusiastically taken up the term Industry 4.0 but the government has yet to consider how the fourth industrial revolution will affect women, write Joseph Marshan and Ruth Nikijuluw.

Community responses to HIV during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Amalia Handayani, Benjamin Hegarty, Ignatius Praptoraharjo and Sandeep Nanwani write that HIV outreach workers have had to dramatically alter their work practices in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tilik and the gender order crisis

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The public debate prompted by the film Tilik is reflective of a broader ideological contestation around gender relations in post-authoritarian Indonesia, writes Dr Evi Eliyanah.

A long and winding road: fighting stereotypes and information disorder in Tilik

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Dr Novi Kurnia reviews the polarising short film Tilik, which has been hugely popular since being uploaded to YouTube last month.

Child marriage surges amid Covid-19 and growing conservatism

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Economic downturn due to the pandemic is exacerbating drivers of child marriage, risking gender equality and children’s rights, writes Laras Susanti.

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