Posted in: Gender

Talking Indonesia: domestic violence

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How serious is the problem of gender-based violence in Indonesia? Why has the 2004 Anti-Domestic Violence Law had a limited impact on the problem? Dr Annisa Beta discusses these issues and more with Balawyn Jones in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: transgender women and public space

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How have transgender women navigated public life in the world’s largest Muslim society? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Annisa Beta discusses how transgender women have negotiated citizenship and belonging in postcolonial Indonesia with Dr Benjamin Hegarty.

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.

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