Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste Is Fighting for LGBTQ Rights
The nation of Timor-Leste is predominantly Roman Catholic. Yet it’s leading a fight for LGBTQ rights in a part of the world where such rights are increasingly under attack.
What It's Like to Be a Bride in Sumba, Where a Marriage Proposal Costs a Herd of Horses
We talk to a woman about why she is holding tight to a culture that places a high price on the heads of young brides.
How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women From Sexual Slavery In World War II
A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape from becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
The High Cost of Becoming a Man In Indonesia
The boys of Sumedang live like a king for one day—the day of their circumcision.
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Mouly Surya Talks About Her Third Film 'Marlina: The Murderer in Four Acts'
We talked to the director of the first 'Satay Western' film in the world.
Joko Anwar Talks About Rebooting the Scariest Movie He's Ever Seen
The critically-acclaimed filmmaker looks back at the golden era of Indonesian movies.
Siti Aisyah's Family Speaks Out as She Heads to Court Over Kim Jong Nam Killing
VICE News traveled to Serang, Banten and speaks with the family of one of the two accused attackers.
Gay Men Caned in Front of Cheering Crowd in Aceh
Authorities in the far western tip of Indonesia caned two men for gay sex—a first under Aceh's Sharia law.
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This 'Jamu Beras Kencur' Will Keep You Healthy and Strong
Meet Arie Seminaryati is a mother of two, grandmother of one, and a jamu queen.
The Trans Half-Gods of Sulawesi
In the hills of South Sulawesi live an ancient band of Bissu, trans people who serve as high priests for the local Bugis community. We spent a week with what might be the last generation of trans nobility in Indonesia.