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  • The Sandeq Race

    The Sandeq Race

    Fearing that sandeq traditional sailboats would one day disappear, the people of West Sulawesi began organizing an annual sandeq race in 1995. The race, held in mid-August this year, is now known as the Festival Sandeq Race.

  • Aceh Youths Against Corruption

    Aceh Youths Against Corruption

    Aceh youths are trained to become agents against corruption. In the one-year training program, students are taught both in the classroom and through field practice.

  • Tanggamus Farmers Turns to Agroforestry

    Tanggamus Farmers Turns to Agroforestry

    Farmers’ groups in the Tanggamus Regency are delving into agroforestry on a community forestry scheme. The farmers are producing coffee as a specialty product.

  • No More Bombing

    No More Bombing

    Previously, fishing with bombs was common practice in the waters south of Solor Island.

  • Red Ginger from the Peats

    Red Ginger from the Peats

    A women’s group in Riau are cultivating red ginger on some peatland. They are boosting their village economy while at the same time caring for the environment.

  • Keeping Violence Out Of School

    Keeping Violence Out Of School

    The Education Center for Women and Children (PUPA) Foundation provides teachers in Bengkulu wih paralegal training. Teachers are hoped to be able to prevent and address violence in schools.

  • Paralegal Training for Parking Attendants

    Paralegal Training for Parking Attendants

    Parking attendants in Makassar were given paralegal training by the Makassar Legal Aid Institute. The program aims to improve legal awareness and embolden participants to fight corruption.

  • Value-Added Catfish

    Value-Added Catfish

    In Medang Kampai, catfish aquaculture with biofloc technology is advancing and even impacting its downstream industry. The community is now producing ready-to-eat catfish products.

  • Women of the Peatlands

    Women of the Peatlands

    Fires that consumed Riau’s estates and forests in 2014 have left behind some tough homework for restoring and managing the region’s natural resources.

  • A Brighter Future For Girl Children

    A Brighter Future For Girl Children

    A group of women in South Sulawesi joined the movement to end child marriage. They envision a brighter future for the region’s young girls.

  • Child Pride, Not Bride

    Child Pride, Not Bride

    Child marriage has caused too many Indonesian youngsters to lose their childhoods and the opportunity to finish school. The Central Statistics Agency’s data suggests that, as of 2016, 17 percent of children were already married. Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yambise is urging the parliament to revise the marriage law, to change legal minimum age of marriage from 16 years to 19 for women, and from 20 to 22 for men. Meanwhile, organizations and individuals working to prevent child marriage have taken to the field. The Karampuang Foundation in West Sulawesi and the Community Empowerment Research Foundation in South Sulawesi, to name a few, have launched a movement against child marriage through a number of initiatives, both by empowering local youths as well as women who were married as children. To welcome International Youth Day on August 12, Tempo English reports.

  • Innovation on the Riverbank

    Innovation on the Riverbank

    Fisherwomen along the Kapuas Hulu River, West Kalimantan, are processing fish into food products.

  • Empowering Fisherwomen

    Empowering Fisherwomen

    Multitudes of women are, in fact, involved in the fisheries sector’s production chain, from pre-production, processing, to marketing fish catch. But their participation is often underestimated and unappreciated: Women are simply seen as helpers. A number of organizations are working to empower fisherwomen through a variety of programs. In East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, for example, the Food and Agriculture Organization is teaching women seaweed farmers proper farming as well as food processing techniques. Meanwhile, Konsorsium Dian Tama is empowering fisherwomen in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan, by providing training for creating fish products. To welcome the National Maritime Day next month, Tempo English reports.

  • The Story of Kapitan Bagansiapiapi

    The Story of Kapitan Bagansiapiapi

    Indonesians of Chinese descent have lived in Bagansiapiapi since the start of the 19th century. The kapitan's family helped steer the economy.

  • A Sacrificial Ritual for Kie Ong Ya

    A Sacrificial Ritual for Kie Ong Ya

    EVERY year, the ethnic-Chinese community in Bagansiapiapi, Riau, celebrate a boat-burning festival as a way to honor their ancestors and preserve a centuries-old tradition.

  • Learning Toba Batak Through Social Media

    Learning Toba Batak Through Social Media

    The Toba Batak are working to preserve their ethnic language through a Facebook group targeted at youths.

  • Preserving Ethnic Languages

    Preserving Ethnic Languages

    The Ministry of Education and Culture’s Agency of Language Development and Construction has declared 11 of Indonesia’s 652 ethnic languages extinct. As many as 19 ethnic languages are now endangered and four critically endangered. The administration of North Maluku, where some of these near-extinct texts are from, is working to preserve extant languages, among others by including ethnic languages in local school curricula and compiling dictionaries. Efforts to salvage and preserve ethnic languages are also in progress in North Sumatra, with various groups as well as individuals working to safeguard the Toba Batak language, including through a social media forum. Tempo English reports.

  • New Hope for the Sulawesi Civet

    New Hope for the Sulawesi Civet

    Photos taken by a national park patrol team prove that the Sulawesi civet, previously thought to be extinct, still exists in the wild, even outside the park's territory.

  • Preventing the Extinction of Endemic Species

    Preventing the Extinction of Endemic Species

    Though Indonesia may be known for its rich biodiversity, some endemic species have come too close to the brink of extinction, among others the cendrawasih-birds of paradise endemic to Papua-and the Sulawesi civet.

  • Giving their All

    Giving their All

    Pencak Dor does not apply many rules. Fighters must master numerous martial arts techniques to avoid injury.

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