The rise and fall of Indonesia’s women’s movement

Girls are made of sugar and spice, and everything nice. Boys are made of snips and snails, and puppy-dog tails. The famous lines — made popular through an old nursery rhyme — might sound nothing but funny to us. But if we look beyond those amusing words, we will soon realize they are ridden with […]

April Festival: Celebrating women’s `herstory’

The image of the famous heroine Kartini might evoke nothing other than a graceful aristocrat Javanese lady wearing a kebaya – a traditional long-sleeved Javanese blouse – and a sanggul (elaborate chignon). That is why today, every time we celebrate Kartini Day on April 21, we’ll see parades of little girls in colorful kebaya, or […]