It is important to note that the actual number of women and children with disabilities who have become victims of sexual violence is much higher than the figures reported.
As politicians focus on the inauguration of a new parliament in October, supporters of the bill are concerned the bill might not be passed.
Aerial view of severe air pollution with skyscrapers in Jakarta city on 24 April 2019.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry insists the air quality is still "moderate with no health effect". Other data show the city's air is filthy.
Indonesia women attending a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.
UN Women/Ryan Brown
The Supreme Court created a guidelines that aimed for justices to treat women fairly. But it denied its own equality push when it came to the case of Baiq Nuril Maknun.
Alleged terrorist Abu Bakar Bashir arrives at the South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, amid heavy security on March 10, 2011.
Terrorism networks employ both legal and illegal ways to fund their activities. Their use of legal businesses seems to be on the rise.
A Rohingya Muslim woman from Myanmar holds her child as they arrive at Kuala Kedah Jetty, in Kedah State, Malaysia, April 3, 2018.
Granting refugees in Malaysia the legal right to work will empower them, give them the chance to accumulate social and capital resources, and benefit them and the country.
South Korea has grown into a rich country with a per capita GDP of nearly US$30,000 in 2017.
Why do some countries grow faster than others? Innovative local companies play a key role.
Homeless Somalian refugees Rahma and Anisa sit on the bank of the Ciliwung River at night hoping to catch a cool breeze in Jakarta.
With Australia applying deterrence policies, Indonesia might have to step up to ensure protection for refugees transiting in the country.
To boost its research budget, the Indonesian government should ask private sector to invest more in supporting innovations.
Indonesia needs bigger research funding to encourage innovations and boost its economic growth.
Constitutional Court justices read out their ruling over in the 2019 presidential election dispute hearing.
Prabowo's attorneys similar arguments which were rejected in 2014 trial.
Digital literacy movements require collaboration between the government, social media platforms and the public.
Collaborations between the government, communities, and social media platforms are essential to establish a successful national digital literacy movement
Indonesian Muslims hold candles during a memorial service on the first anniversary of suicide bombing attacks at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java.
It is important to understand the issues of intolerance through statistics. But it is crucial to dig deeper to understand why a person becomes intolerant.
An exterior view of the Indonesian Constitusional Court building in Jakarta.
Providing the first empirical analysis of the court's performance in high-profile cases between 2004 and 2016, our research indicates that its independence from the government remains intact.
Cigarettes destroy family health.
Designing anti-smoking campaign messages based on tried and tested health communication theories will make the messages more powerful.
The hands of a patient infected by monkeypox in Katako-Kombe, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1997.
Brian W.J. Mahy/CDC
Monkeypox is very contagious and there is no cure. But the good news is the body can heal itself from the virus. Singapore is the first in Asia, where the monkey smallpox virus has infected humans.
World premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on May 18 2019.
Godzilla might be radioactive and toxic but he's also a 'green' monster. As the latest 'King of the Monsters' film rampages across our screens, it's time to investigate his ecological credentials.
Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta.
Indonesia has plans to move its capital outside of Java, but the government has yet to make the case for this move.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
Protesters clash with police outside the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) building in Jakarta following the announcement of the Indonesian presidential election result on 22 May 2019.
Post-election riots in Jakarta prompted Indonesia to limit social media access. But this also hampers verified information from credible media reaching the public.
Members of the Pakistani Christian minority in Peshawar, Pakistan, prepare placards to pay tribute to people who died in the Sri Lanka bombings.
What movitaves these wealthy young people from doing this atrocity?
To establish a solid cyber security system, the government should ensure that its digital infrastructure is secure.
Indonesia needs to arm itself with stronger laws and build up its digital security systems and industry.
Democracy can still perform in Indonesia despite the absence of tolerance. Fifteen years after the Acehnese tsunami, various religious people visited mass graves built by Muslims in 2018.
Let's rethink the way we understand democracy and tolerance.
An Indonesian man looks at an information board at a polling station in Banda Aceh on April 17.
Whoever wins the election, Indonesia's foreign policy, in which the nation does not align with any superpower and has an active role in contributing to world peace, will remain.
An Indonesian man casts his votes in Indonesia’s general elections, Wednesday April 17, 2019.
The ruling PDI-P, while leading the polls, did not experience a significant surge.
Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo.
We ask political and human rights experts to analyse what Jokowi's victory means, based on this early quick count, for civil liberties and the protection of human rights in Indonesia.
A critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Maxime Aliaga / Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
Jokowi's re-election may put the global biodiversity at risk