Annisa Nurul Aziza

indonesia

COVID Appears to Be Pushing Couples in Indonesia to Divorce

Several districts in Indonesia reported higher-than-usual filings for divorce since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ikhwan Hastanto
8.26.20
Sex

Sugar Dating Gains Popularity in Indonesia As More Youth Seek Comfortable Lifestyles

"Driven by roaring pressures to achieve an elevated standard of living, youths are now shifting to alternative means to support some of their life’s greatest pursuits."
VICE Staff
8.19.20
world politics

Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer Forced to Return State Scholarship

Indonesian lawyer Veronica Koman sees the move as "financial punishment" for speaking out about human rights issues in the Papua province.
VICE Staff
8.13.20
indonesia

Indonesian Cops Jailed Over Acid Attack on Graft Investigator After Widely Panned Three-Year Probe

The officers who carried out the attack were given light sentences due to their claim that they didn't mean to leave the investigator blind in one eye.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.17.20
indonesia

Indonesian Family Forces 12-Year-Old Girl to Marry 45-Year-Old Man to ‘Repay a Favor’

Despite the government banning them, child marriages are still common in Indonesia, much to the detriment of the girls pressed into them.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.15.20
indonesia

Frenchman Found Dead in Jail Cell After Allegedly Molesting As Many As 300 Indonesian Minors

The scale of the alleged abuse is a grim reminder of Indonesia's apparent inability to protect its children against sexual predators.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.13.20
indonesia

Nine Female Cyclists in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh Were Tracked Down by Police For Wearing ‘Sexy’ Clothes

The incident has dragged the province's controversial Sharia-based dress code back into the spotlight. As for the riders' offending garb? Long-sleeved shirts and dark slacks.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.7.20
indonesia

Indonesia's House of Representatives Dropped an Anti-Sexual Violence Bill

The proposed law, a deputy commissioner said, was "too difficult to discuss."
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.3.20

Why Do Indonesians Keep Taking Back the Bodies of COVID-19 Patients by Force?

It has to do with cultural expectations, for one thing, and stigma, for another, but some say the government could also stand to be a little more flexible.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.19.20