The first effective sentence handed down by a Timor-Leste court for domestic violence signals a new line in the sand for the newly public crime.
Centuries-old marriage traditions are now being reconsidered and reimagined for contemporary, capitalistic Timor-Leste.
Decades of trade, migration, and state policies intertwine to shape people’s families and histories. In the Aru Islands, Dhesly Salay goes on a journey to learn more about her genealogy, and try to understand why her parents are so keen to exercise control over who she marries.
Indonesians will vote for their next president on 17 April. If you aren’t familiar with the Indonesian presidential election process, here’s an explainer to get you up to speed.
Wildlife reserves in Indonesia have become popular attractions to observe endangered species on the brink of extinction. But the very presence of these rescued animals shows how widespread the problem of illegal wildlife poaching and trade has become across the archipelago.
Timor-Leste has one of the world’s highest natural birth rates and a robust, rights-based family planning policy to match. But as the country has learnt, what’s on paper is only half of the story.
Female circumcision is widely practiced across Indonesia. Despite the claims of some advocates of the procedure, it’s not just symbolic and can cause long term health issues and trauma.
Child marriage has deep cultural and economic roots in South Sulawesi, but comes at a serious cost to those who get married at a young age.
16 years ago, Timor-Leste reclaimed its independence after decades of brutal occupation. The world’s attention turned away. But for the women whose contributions to independence go unrecognised, the fight never stopped.
Timor-Leste’s first Pride parade last year was heralded in international headlines as a major win for LGBTQ equality, but advocates and activists say there’s still a long way to go to shift mindsets.