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
Women's Rights & Gender
March 12, 2021
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
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
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
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
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