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Kartini

Among other Indonesian heroines, why Kartini?

Indonesia marks Kartini Day every 21st April, honouring a revered figure in the nation’s history known for championing women’s rights during the Dutch colonial era. Kartini, a Javanese woman, defied societal norms by advocating for women’s education when it was frowned upon, challenging the prevailing notion that women should solely be confined to domestic roles. […]

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The Iceberg of Men’s Mental Health in Indonesia

The following text is not intended to inspire anyone to take suicidal actions. If you feel depressed and begin to contemplate suicide, please consult with a professional, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist, about your issues immediately. Seeking their help does not mean you are weak.   In the Indonesian news nowadays, we hear a

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Inspire Inclusion in this International Women’s Day

The 2024 campaign theme for International Women’s Day is #inspireinclusion, promoted on the website of International Women’s Day. It says: “When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Collectively, let’s forge

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Wajah Indonesia dalam Film Eksil: Sebuah Review

Khusus tulisan ini, Tulisan Puan memuat dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Hal ini dikarenakan masih minimnya literasi mengenai kejadian tahun 1965 di kalangan masyarakat Indonesia sehingga informasi alternatif untuk membuka tabir sejarah diperlukan dalam Bahasa Indonesia, agar mudah dipahami dan diterima oleh masyarakat. Selain itu, tulisan ini tidak sedang memperjuangkan feminis luar negeri untuk memahami, melainkan menjadi

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Cover Book of Do Muslim Women Need Saving? By Lila Abu-Lughod (2015)

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? By Abu-Lughod, L (2015). Harvard University Press. A book review.

Introduction In the book Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, Lila Abu-Lughod (2015) examines the extravagant language of rescue and liberation used by Western media and human rights activists in portraying Muslim women to justify military invasion and development interventions as if Muslim women are the victims of Islam that need to be rescued from its

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Deconstructing the development from the margins: a personal reflection on self-reliance development

Van der Ploeg and Long (1994) argue that locality has the potential strength to play in the development sector that can contribute to sustainability rather than threaten global development. Even local development is seen to fit the needs of the local community rather than adopting Western or outsider approaches to develop the local community. Such

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A poster of protesters saying that migrant workers are heroes of remittance in Indonesia. Images by Kompasiana

Female Migrant Workers: Our Remittance Heroines?

Every 10th November, Indonesian people commemorate Remembrance Day. Contemporarily, we are not only celebrating heroes and heroines who sacrificed themselves to realise the country’s independence but also acknowledging everyone who has contributed to the development of the nation. Interestingly, this includes female migrant workers due to their economic contribution when they remit their income to

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A map of the country of Palestine from 1946 and the progress up to 2012

Historical events that shaped Palestine

Millions of Palestinians have been affected by the occupation of Israel in Palestine for more than seven decades. Civilians have been killed, violently displaced and forced to live under fear and uncertainty by this colonisation. This is indeed a greedy political war involving many countries that have political interest towards this tragedy. This needs to

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Period poverty is a climate injustice issue. Period.

Menstrual health has defined as a situation of complete physical, mental and social health and not simply the absence of physical weaknesses regarding the menstrual cycle (Hennegan et al., 2021). This definition aligns with the WHO definition of health, which also emphasises access to accurate education on menstruation, personal care and hygiene, timely diagnosis and

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