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Indonesia runs the world’s largest network of madrasas (Islamic schools). They have contributed significantly to girls’ enrolment, and can serve as a model for the Taliban government. (ANTARA FOTO/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang)

Fostering girls’ education will be challenging under a Taliban regime, but Afghanistan can learn a lot from Indonesia

Indonesia can serve as an important model for the Taliban of how Muslim nations and faith-based organisations can play a big role in expanding girls’ education.
Two female residents of Tambak Lorok village in Central Java visit their damaged house after it was hit by high tidal flooding. ANTARA FOTO/Aji Styawan/hp.

Staying afloat: research discovers women’s unique views of COVID-19 in an Indonesian fishing village

Female residents of Indonesian fishing village Tambak Lorok show a unique response in dealing with the pandemic.
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How big companies are targeting middle income countries to boost ultra-processed food sales

Big Food companies producing ulta-processed foods are using a range of key market and political practices to increase their reach, particularly in developing countries.
A man inspects a road destroyed by a flood in Dili, East Timor, April 6 2021. Kandhi Barnez/AP

Why involving people with disability in preparing for disasters leads to better outcomes

Overlooking people with disability in disaster preparations and responses makes them even more vulnerable. A new partnership has shown they can play meaningful and active roles.
Bali’s tourism industry is one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions. ANTARA FOTO/Fikri Yusuf/wsj

Women, youth and low-education workers bear the worst job losses in Indonesia when there are no tourists

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated many opportunities for those who were already financially disadvantaged.
Stone arrowheads (Maros points) and other flaked stone implements from the Toalean culture of South Sulawesi. Shahna Britton/Andrew Thomson

Who were the Toaleans? Ancient woman’s DNA provides first evidence for the origin of a mysterious lost culture

The first ancient human DNA from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi — and the wider Wallacea islands group — sheds light on the early human history of the region.

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