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Indonesia

The right to water: governing private and communal provision in rural Indonesia

Three cases illustrate that the role of private providers and communal works, or a combination of the two, are the norm among poor, rural communities

Revolution from the kitchen: women and ecological responses to COVID-19

The kitchen has become a centre of social solidarity from which women are making invaluable contributions to the COVID-response.

Gendering Indonesia’s responses to COVID-19: Preliminary thoughts

The approach used in the creation of these policies ignores that women may face more difficulty in accessing the promised benefits.

A scene at Gatot Subroto street during the September 24 2019 Jakarta protests

Indonesian protests point to old patterns

The return of student protests and the government’s response have are reminiscent of the era of authoritarian rule

Indonesia’s omnibus law is a bust for human rights

Trade unions and human rights groups believe the law is in fact no more than an attempt by the nation’s oligarchs to roll back political reform.

Contemporary art event: Indonesia calling 2020

An upcoming exhibition aims to raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 in Indonesia and to encourage aid initiatives in any form

How China’s foreign policy shapes prejudice against Chinese Indonesians

China’s domestic and foreign policy actions indirectly affect prejudice against Chinese Indonesians

Is COVID-19 muting or fueling religious polarisation in Indonesia?

Islamists continue to mobilise based on political considerations rather than science and public health concerns.

Disrupting pathways: What awaits rural youth forced home by COVID-19?

An influx of new ideas might boost rural and coastal sectors, but unemployment looms large too.

Legislating self-reliance and family values in the time of coronavirus?

At the heart of the Family Resilience Bill is the message that the family unit is responsible for its its own poverty and challenges.

The controversial dawn of the Indonesian National Disability Commission

A split has emerged in the Indonesian disability rights movement over the new Komite Nasional Disabilitas.

Revisiting the myth of pluralism in the Nahdlatul Ulama

The meaning of pluralism in NU cannot possibly have a single and monolithic meaning.

Salvation from Aceh fishermen breaks the silences of the refugee regime

Asylum seekers' silence, which the regime cannot recognise as an expression of vulnerability, is reason enough for Acehnese fishermen to deliver protection.

What happens when Islamists win power locally in Indonesia?

Does Islamist rule in lower branches of government affect relations between religious groups?

LGBTQ+ community leaders in Indonesia: overcoming pandemic hardship

LGBTQ+ Indonesians are driving some of the most effective community responses to the hardships of the pandemic.

Writing History in Premodern Java

The materiality of writing has major implications for the practice of history...When you look at a ‘medieval’ Javanese manuscript, it is almost always an 18th or 19th century copy of a copy of a copy ... and so on.

Coping with the economic fallout of COVID-19 in upland Java

Some rural villages have escaped the virus so far, but downturns in tourism and market demand for produce may yet exacerbate already challenging economic conditions.

Indonesian disability activism amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Indonesian disability activists are leading action to assess needs and advocate for the inclusivity in the government's COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 mitigation measures compound an economic crisis in Sumba

Infection rates appear low in NTT, but the economic impacts of the pandemic combined with poor harvest yield are potentially devastating.

Indonesia’s agro nationalism in the pandemic

"Can Indonesia have food security without security?" Colum Graham looks at who really benefits from the government’s recent measures to address Indonesia’s food crisis.

Dignified quarantine: indigenous strategies for containing COVID-19 in Indonesia

“For hundreds of years, we’ve been practising so-called self-quarantine. Long before the recent COVID-19 outbreak. We called it besesandingon.”

Have reports of Bali’s death been greatly exaggerated?

With tourism making up a relatively small portion of Indonesia’s GDP, investment and household consumption do the heavy lifting in this trillion-dollar economy.

What’s driving Indonesia’s moral turn?

The intensification of punitive sexual surveillance in Indonesia goes deeper than the rise of conservative Islam.

Post-COVID 19: Deepening deprivation for young people

Young people are at a higher risk of mental health conditions when compared to the rest of the population, leading to poorer health outcomes, human rights violations and local and global economic loss.