Narda Margaretha, Raka Adji, Jakarta – The General Elections Commission (KPU) has determined three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2024 General Elections:
Women's Rights & Gender
November 15, 2023
October 7, 2023
Jasmine Floretta V.D. (Magdalene) – The Mentawai culture's patriarchal system of land ownership stems from outdated beliefs, but emerging initiatives are slowly trying to bring change.
September 29, 2023
Jasmine Floretta V.D. (Magdalene) – A small hut stands alone in the middle of the forest. Gray smoke blows from its chimney.
September 25, 2023
Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani has spoken up about the polemic regarding the revision of the General Election Commission Re
September 22, 2023
Devi Asmarani (Magdalene), Jakarta – Ten years ago this month, an English-language website named after a revered, albeit arguably misdepicted, biblical female figure, went live with con
August 13, 2023
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Nearly every Indonesian political party has failed to reserve for women candidates at least 30 per cent of the contested seats in the 2024 polls, in a setback
May 17, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) Minister I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati on Tuesday reiterated the importance of women building their awareness on digita
April 21, 2023
Felix Martua, Jakarta – Four rising public figures pay tribute to the enduring original female icon.
March 9, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesia is approaching the election period. Political parties begin to compete and win people's votes.
December 27, 2022
Dini Dwi Kusumaningrum, Jakarta – The 2020 World Economic Forum stated that women's empowerment was the key to increasing national income.
December 23, 2022
November 29, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – West Papua Feminist Forum (WPFF) coordinator Ester Haluksaid the existence of WPFF to discuss issues faced by Papuan women and transwomen, ranging from basic rights to
November 24, 2022
Suherdjoko, Semarang – The second Indonesia's Women Ulema Congress opened in Semarang and Jepara in Central Java on Wednesday, and will last until Saturday.
November 2, 2022
In February 1998, resistance towards Indonesia's president, Soeharto, and his New Order regime reached boiling point.
October 18, 2022
Valmai Alzena Karla Martino, Jakarta – University of Indonesia Political studies Centre (Puskapol UI) Deputy Executive Director Hurriyah has touched on the low level of women's represen
August 29, 2022
Jakarta – For the first time, Indonesia, dubbed the world's third largest democracy, will hold the general elections – the presidential and legislative elections – and nationwide region
July 20, 2022
Maurits Pardosi, Parapat – The Women 20 (W20) Summit held at Toba Lake in North Sumatra on July 20 has been greeted by demonstrations and sharp criticisms from rural women activists.
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Indigenous and women's rights groups in Indonesia are protesting against the G20's headline event for gender equality over the alleged exclusion of
July 16, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A total of 775 members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police will be deployed to secure the Women 20 Summit from July 18 to 20, held in the Lake Toba regi
June 21, 2022
Yustinus Paat, Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The House of Representatives is mulling over a more generous paternity leave on the maternal and child welfare bill.
June 15, 2022
Indonesia's House of Parliament (DPR) is pushing for the passage of a bill that would raise mandatory maternity leave from three months to six, speaker Puan Maharani said, who stressed
May 24, 2022
Anita Permata D, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Data has shown that, on average, women are only attending school for eight years or more, meaning that a large percentage of women are only fin
May 19, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The topic of gender equality in Indonesia took the center stage of the recent Inspiring Women 2022 conference hosted by Berita Satu Media Holdings.
April 21, 2022
Muhammad Naufal, Jakarta – A group of women wearing traditional Javanese clothing joined a protest action by students and workers in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building
March 15, 2022
Annisa R. Beta (The Conversation), Jakarta – With the world's largest Muslim population, Indonesia is a huge market for Islamic fashion, valued at around US$12.69 billion.
March 8, 2022
Julia Winterflood, Jakarta – If you've traveled through Tuban on East Java's northern coast, 100 kilometers west of Surabaya, you might have sampled the delicate sweetness of the regenc
November 19, 2021
Yance Wenda, Jayapura, Jubi – Head of the Papuan People's Assembly Women's Working Group Ciska Abugau said that the safety of women in Papua was threatened by three things, namely armed
November 15, 2021
Timoteus Marten, Jayapura – Activist and coordinator of Papuan women's rights network TIKI, Fien Jarangga, said the gender inequality and violence experienced by Papuan women today was
July 5, 2021
Rebecca Meckelburg – Local government and civil society responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia have been widely lauded in academic and popular media since the first Covid-19 ca
April 16, 2021
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry for Women's Empowerment and Child Protection said that women have lost their income since the pandemic began.
March 12, 2021
Jean Bisay, Jayapura – The International Women's Day this year was special for Efi Paulin Numberi, not only because the world celebrated women but also because that day, on Monday, Marc
March 11, 2021
Kate Lamb – Hussy, mistress, whore, evil woman – these are just some of the nine example compound words that artist Ika Vantiani was shocked to find listed under the entry for 'woman' o
March 8, 2021
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Ambassadors and foreign representatives in Jakarta's diplomatic circles have taken a diversity pledge to decline speaking engagements in all public discussions
February 15, 2021
Inaya Rakhmani, Evi Eliyanah and Zulfa Sakhiyya – COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented crisis to universities around the world.
February 11, 2021
Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – Over the past few weeks, Indonesia's language agency Badan Bahasa has managed to irk gender and women activists alike by refusing to remove derogatory defini
January 8, 2021
Andi Cipta Asmawaty – The COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating gender inequality in global supply chains.
December 9, 2020
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has once again been included in Forbes list of the 'world's 100 most powerful women' in 2020 alongside Pertamina president
November 19, 2020
Monika Winarnita, Nasya Bahfen, Adriana Rahajeng Mintarsih, Gavin Height and Joanne Byrne – The fight against gender inequality on digital platforms – known as digital gender activism –
November 16, 2020
Joseph Marshan and Ruth Nikijuluw – The fourth industrial revolution, or 'Industry 4.0', will involve increasing automation, advanced technology and promises to create more jobs in scie
October 22, 2020
Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) has said that gender inequality remains a major issue in the policies of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo an
Friski Riana, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) opined that the Job Creation Law potentially lowers the rights of women workers both in the
Friski Riana, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) maintains that the issue of gender equality remains to be a problem in the first year of the
August 14, 2020
Dina Afrianty – Women were central to the fall of Soeharto, and there is no doubt that women have continued to experience important gains since Reformasi began in 1998.
August 3, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia continues to disproportionately affect women, exacerbating gender inequalities that were already present in t
July 27, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – A majority of female workers do not know what to ask from the government to protect their rights amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit them harde
July 21, 2020
Yunindita Prasidya, Jakarta – Experts have highlighted the need to support industry sectors dominated by women, as the economic downturn from the pandemic was affecting a disproportion
June 27, 2020
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June 26, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The low number of women in the Indonesian Military (TNI) has hampered gender equality within the institution as mandated by the TNI Law, scholars and activi
June 12, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Online feminist publication Magdalene.co has suffered a series of cyberattacks over the past month, which has made it difficult for readers to access th
May 28, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has caught flak for his recent statement that likens the country's efforts to curb t