Annisa Nurul Aziza
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesia's House of Representatives Dropped an Anti-Sexual Violence Bill
The proposed law, a deputy commissioner said, was "too difficult to discuss."
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.