Friski Riana, Jakarta – Latest study of human rights group Setara Institute revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic creates fertile ground for discrimination and intolerance.
Freedom of Religion & Worship
April 7, 2021
April 6, 2021
Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy recorded 180 incidents and 412 acts which violated freedom of religion and belief (KBB) in Indonesia in 2020.
March 18, 2021
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Indonesian girls and women have frequently been ordered to wear Muslim dress regardless of their religion in what has been described as a b
Jakarta – Dress codes for women and girls in Indonesia discriminate against students, civil servants, and visitors to government offices and should be revoked, Human Rights Watch said i
Jessica Washington and Syarina Hasibuan, Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia's national motto is unity in diversity, but Wiwin's experiences in school have made her question how that maxim p
March 6, 2021
Jakarta – The decision by three ministers on school uniforms must be supported. The politicization of what students wear in school must be stopped.
March 2, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Christians in Indonesia have called on the government to scrap or revise Islamic religious textbooks that allude to the Bible, saying religious studies in schools
February 27, 2021
Andreas Harsono – This week I moderated a discussion with seven courageous Indonesian women – a teacher, a lawyer, an ombudswoman, two psychologists, and two activists.
Most teenagers starting at a new school want to fit in. But not Jeni Hia.
February 7, 2021
Lies Marcoes – After years of inaction, the Indonesian government is finally acting to prevent state schools from forcing students or staff to wear headscarves or other religious clothi
February 6, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian government should actively enforce a new decree that bans abusive, discriminatory dress codes for female students and teachers in Indonesia's state schools, Hum
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says that the government cannot just issue a joint ministerial decree (SKB) on uniforms in state schools.
February 5, 2021
Sebastian Strangio – Earlier this week, the Indonesian government banned public schools from making religious attire mandatory for teachers and students, in the government's latest appa
February 4, 2021
The Indonesian government has issued a decree banning regional governments and public schools from mandating religious elements on student uniforms, following a public outcry over an im
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has issued a decree banning state schools from interfering in the religious beliefs of students and teachers in a move that is being hail
January 26, 2021
Alexander R Arifianto, RSIS – On 22 December 2020, Indonesian President Joko Widodo reshuffled his cabinet to replace six ministers.
January 9, 2021
Jakarta – Moderate figures now comprise the leadership of the Indonesian Ulema Council. It is time to show a more friendly face of Islam.
January 4, 2021
Sebastian Strangio – Last week, Indonesia's newly appointed religious affairs minister promised to uphold the rights of the religious minority groups like the Shia and Ahmadiyah and to
December 27, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregation (JAI) and the Setara Institute, a human rights group, have urged the newly appointed Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas to pr
December 26, 2020
Jakarta – Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, the newly appointed religious affairs minister, has promised to uphold the rights of the Shia and Ahmadiyah minority religious groups and to work to preve
December 25, 2020
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – COVID-19 has led to calls to tone down Christmas celebrations and the introduction of mobility curbs over the holiday, but such restrictions are hardly new in
December 24, 2020
Andreas Harsono – Last September, I drove for four hours from Jakarta to a small town in western Java, staying one night in a Javanese-styled hotel at the foot of Mt.
December 1, 2020
Idhamsyah Eka Putra and Yesaya Sandang – In his article published on 27 September 2020, Greg Fealy wrote with concern about Joko Widodo's (Jokowi) "systematic campaign of repression aga
November 6, 2020
Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – A report by the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) shows that there are an increasing number of violations against the right to freedom of religio
August 14, 2020