Posted in: Human Rights

Asylum seekers in Aceh: maternal health matters

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Pregnancy and childbirth are the number one cause of death and illness for women during humanitarian crises. Kate Walton explains what needs to be done to improve healthcare for asylum seekers in Aceh.

Talking Indonesia: addressing the legacy of 1965

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In this week's Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae speaks to the University of Melbourne's Dr Ken Setiawan about her recent trip to Buru Island, where her father was held as a political prisoner from 1971 to 1978.

Jokowi’s dilemma: amnesty or clemency for political prisoners?

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After granting clemency to five Papuans in May, Jokowi's efforts to release more political prisoners have met with little success. Assistant Professor Daniel Pascoe explains the difference between amnesty and clemency, and how neither option looks like it will allow Jokowi to deliver on his promise. Photo by Øystein Solvang/NHD

A Melanesian compromise opens the door for Jakarta-Papua dialogue

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The Melanesian Spearhead Group’s decision to grant observer status to the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMPB) means that for the first time, West Papuans and Indonesians will be sitting at the same table in an international forum. Dr Richard Chauvel looks at the impact of the move in the final post of his three part series on Papua. Photo by Stefan Armbruster/SBS World News.

Same-sex marriage in Indonesia

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The US Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality has provoked strong reactions in Indonesia. As Hendri Yulius writes, the response to one pop star's support for the decision helps to explain what it means to be Indonesian.

Interview: Pat Walsh on the forgetting of East Timor in Indonesia

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Pat Walsh AM spent 12 months travelling across Indonesia to examine the impact of the Chega! and Per Memoriam truth commission reports on Indonesian understandings of East Timor. Indonesia at Melbourne spoke to Pat about the project and prospects for meaningful reconciliation. Photo by Pat Walsh.

Papua: dialogue as the road to peace

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Papuan support for dialogue remains strong and widespread, writes Dr Richard Chauvel in this second part of a three-part series on recent developments in Papua. Photo by Jaringan Damai Papua.

Kamisan: making human rights visible

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For more than 400 Thursdays, protesters have gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta to demand state attention to human rights abuses. Dr Ken Setiawan reflects on the significance and impact of Kamisan. Photo by Ucu Agustin

The Rohingya in Aceh: solidarity and indifference

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Although Rohingya asylum seekers received a relatively warm reception from Acehnese citizens, the provincial and national governments have been slow to offer support, writes Dr Antje Missbach.

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