Category: Gender

What have been the main advances in the rights of sexual and gender minorities since 1998? What are the main threats to these gains, and where are they coming from? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dede Oetomo in the latest episode of the Talking Indonesia podcast.

Lisa Cameron and Diana Contreras Suarez make the case for better policies for women’s empowerment and the national economy.

Why do women join extremist networks? What roles do they play in these networks? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these questions and more with Nava Nuraniyah in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Dr Helen Pausacker takes a closer look at the case of Baiq Nuril, convicted after recording sexual harassment by her employer, and how it compares to other convictions under the problematic ITE Law.

Following their post on the recent International Women’s Day march, Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height report on the Women’s March Jakarta, which saw even greater numbers turn out for action against sexual violence.

Who are the women at the forefront of the new wave of conservative female activism? What motivates them and what are their main goals and strategies? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dyah Ayu Kartika in the latest episode of the Talking Indonesia podcast.

In the legislative election on Wednesday, 40% of candidates will be women. Julia Ikasarana and Mia Novitasari take a closer look at the state of women’s representation in Indonesian politics.

No need to wait for the fourth industrial revolution, dehumanisation is already a reality for informal domestic workers in Indonesia, writes M. Nur Sholikin.

Women’s contributions to fishing communities often go unnoticed. Dr Iqra Anugrah reports on several women who are engaging in policy advocacy to make a real difference for fishing communities.

Hundreds of Indonesian women marked International Women’s Day on 8 March by marching through Central Jakarta and demanding action against violence and harassment of women. Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height take a look at the broad range of groups and individuals who participated.

The Constitutional Court recently ruled that the current marriageable age of 16 for girls was unconstitutional. Dr Dina Afrianty examines the landmark decision – a remarkably different outcome to the last time the Court heard the issue.

On 8 December, an estimated 2,000 people marched through central Jakarta to urge the House of Representatives (DPR) to urgently pass the anti-sexual violence bill. Here we present a selection of images from the demonstration, taken by women’s activist Tunggal Pawestri.