One of the most pressing issues in the region that Indonesia must deal with as a new UN Security Council non-permanent member is the Rohingya crisis.
It has been 14 years since Indonesia enacted the Anti-Domestic Violence Law, but victims are still stigmatised for speaking out.
This article aims to name the elephant in the room – the negative impacts of Ma'ruf's nomination on minority groups.
Culturally, Indonesians have long recognised sexual and gender diversity as part of their daily lives.
Counsellors in schools and general practitioners and nurses should be equipped with tools to detect symptoms of mental health problems.
Instead of being cheaper and safer, getting an online taxi can actually be dangerous for people with disabilities where a so-called "red zone" is in force.
A survey in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, shows the more flexible the roles of men and women in the family, the happier they are.
Arresting JAD members and banning the group is unlikely to completely neutralise JAD's influence because its weakness is not in the organisation’s structure, but in its ideology.
Understanding the significance of #2019ChangePresident as a game-changer in the next presidential election is crucial.
Despite its magnitude, the response to the Montara oil spill did not receive the publicity of other offshore oil disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Indonesian media's coverage of Scott Morrison's appointment as Australia's new Prime Minister signals increased public awareness of Australian politics.
Researchers who fly in and out of a developing country only for research samples, with little involvement of local scientists, are practising helicopter research.
Indonesia under President Joko Widodo seems to be on the right track in reducing inequality.
The recent Rokan block deal signals a shift to a more nationalist agenda, but Indonesia's government is still pursuing other more outward-looking economic policies.
A new regulation makes it easier for the government to contract local NGOs.
The government needs to revisit its punitive approach to drug users and stop sending them to prison to avoid overcrowding.
How can sporting events like the Asian Games contribute to global peace?
Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
We asked experts to explain what's behind the last minute decisions for vice presidential candidates in the next election.
Amid a prolonged border dispute between Indonesia and Timor Leste, indigenous groups have signed an agreement to solve problems arising from the dispute.
More women have been elected in the latest regional elections in Indonesia.
Participants of roundtable forums in Australia and Indonesia last year agree that parents' extended family and community hold an important role in caring for children within their first 1000 days.
A tectonic earthquake doesn't always trigger eruptions of nearby volcanoes. If an eruption happens, the volcano must already have been in a critical condition.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Containing wealthy corruptors in underfunded, understaffed prisons is like putting a grizzly bear in a wobbly bamboo cage designed to hold goats guarded by unskilled shepherds.