Stunting is the most heartbreaking, and avoidable, crisis facing Indonesia’s children || Opinion

"Every day, 14,000 children are born across Indonesia. Of those 14,000 children, more than 5,300 are likely to be stunted. In fact, every third child born in Indonesia—more than 37 percent—has the potential to be stunted. Those same kids are 10 times more prone to illness, are more likely to drop out of school and will earn 20 percent less as adults than their non-stunted peers."

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Losing face: What the Ratna Sarumpaet farce means for her and Prabowo Subianto’s presidential campaign

Losing face: What the Ratna Sarumpaet farce means for her and Prabowo Subianto’s presidential campaign

While Indonesians won’t vote for their next president until April’s election, it may turn out that the outcome was cemented by a political scandal involving Ratna Sarumpaet in...

Commenting ‘my ovaries are exploding’ at the sight of badminton star Jonatan Christie shirtless is absolutely sexual harassment | Opinion

Commenting ‘my ovaries are exploding’ at the sight of badminton star Jonatan Christie shirtless is absolutely sexual harassment | Opinion

At its core, any movement to eradicate sexism must not differentiate between genders.

When is the earliest we can expect Indonesia to qualify for the World Cup?

When is the earliest we can expect Indonesia to qualify for the World Cup?

2022? 2026? Never?

Should foreign workers in Indonesia be worried about a requirement to learn Bahasa Indonesia?

Should foreign workers in Indonesia be worried about a requirement to learn Bahasa Indonesia?

Must all foreign workers be able to say selamat pagi, sampai besok, and everything in between in Bahasa Indonesia during a work day?

Erdogan’s uncanny popularity in Indonesia reflects growing preference for conservatism

Erdogan’s uncanny popularity in Indonesia reflects growing preference for conservatism

Why is Turkey's Erdogan so popular in Indonesia?

The tragedy of Surabaya will be repeated if blasphemy and hate speech laws silence debate on religion and terrorism | Opinion

The tragedy of Surabaya will be repeated if blasphemy and hate speech laws silence debate on religion and terrorism | Opinion

In the wake of tragedy, there is a window for this discussion to happen. The law may swiftly shut it.

‘Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides’

‘Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides’

By Anbar Jayadi, Universitas Indonesia In March, a young refugee fleeing war-torn Afghanistan hanged himself in Medan, Indonesia. The 22-year-old Hazara, an ethnic minority in...

The intolerant reality of Indonesia’s ‘religious harmony’: Christians block mosque construction in Papua

The intolerant reality of Indonesia’s ‘religious harmony’: Christians block mosque construction in Papua

The Al-Aqsa mosque’s minaret problem reflects the danger of the 2006 regulation in that it overrides the rights of religious freedom and leaves religious minorities hostage to...

The Conversation: ‘The missing link in the deliberation on Indonesia’s criminal code bill’

The Conversation: ‘The missing link in the deliberation on Indonesia’s criminal code bill’

By Santi Kusumaningrum, Universitas Indonesia Indonesia plans to renew its criminal code to update the 100-year-old law. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has...


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