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
Women's Rights & Gender
August 3, 2020
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
May 7, 2020
Lauren Bowman – In the rural Indonesian village of Hongoi(*), indigenous Dayak Modang women like Lina(*) have had to come up with creative ways to continue their long-held tradition of
April 30, 2020
Senza Arsendy, George Adam Sukoco and Rasita Ekawati Purba – Women make up the majority of primary school teachers in Indonesia.
April 21, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – With Indonesians prevented from celebrating Kartini Day to the full extent with festive parades and group competitions due to COVID-19, many have taken
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – Enik Maslahah, 49, is quite attuned to the environment she lives in, despite being a relatively recent transplant to Kalimantan.
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Five months pregnant, 33-year-old Niken Fajarsari has to juggle work, domestic chores and teaching her son, as schools have been closed in Jakarta to curb th
March 20, 2020
Jakarta – Talk of sex is still taboo in most parts of predominantly Muslim Indonesia, but over the past few years the country has borne witness to a growing conversation on sexuality l
March 17, 2020
Izzan Fathurrahman – Perhaps no one else is more heavily regulated while, on the other hand, their roles are as rampantly neglected as women in Indonesia.
March 9, 2020
Ati Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Indonesian men in their 30s are beginning to feel more comfortable with women earning more than them, an economist has said.
March 8, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Maimon Herawati is an accomplished woman who believes in equal opportunity for women.
February 21, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – A controversial bill on family resilience includes a provision of six months of paid maternity leave for female workers, but only for those working in g
February 12, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Instagram posts showing blurred photos of female members of a student executive body (BEM) in a state university in Jakarta have stirred debate on socia
February 5, 2020
Ainur Rohmah – Women in Indonesia still face challenges ranging from deeply entrenched patriarchal attitudes – due to cultural or religious beliefs – to a lack of government support fo
January 23, 2020
January 22, 2020
January 8, 2020
An Indonesian university is facing scrutiny online for what appears to be a discriminatory smoking ban that only applies to female students.
December 30, 2019
Devina Heriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesia is closing in on its overall gender gap, according to the 2020 Global Gender Gap Index.
December 23, 2019
Erwin Bramana Karnadi – Women earn less than men in the workplace. It would take 202 years for women to make as much as men according to 2018 data from the World Economic Forum.
December 22, 2019
Leon Kastayudha – Indonesia celebrates National Mother's Day on December 22nd.