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…
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.
The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.
Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.