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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, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.