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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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.