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Empowering Women in the East

Indonesia is still far from achieving equality for women. The 2016 Global Gender Gap Index released by the World Economic Forum ranks Indonesia 88 out of 144 countries. In politics, the 30 percent quota allocated for women in the House of Representatives (DPR) has never been filled, with few women…

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A Feminist Church

Women pastors are challenging the hegemony of East Nusa Tenggara, a society steeped in patriarchy. Paoina Bara Pa introduced gender studies to her congregation while Merry Kolimon leads the island’s largest synod with a feminist perspective.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.