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Issues // Politics and Society
A Guide to the Concept of “Privilege” and What You Should Do with It

Negative reactions around privilege are rooted in misguided ideas about the concept. Here’s your guide to understand it and to do something about it.

by Simon Sibarani December 3, 2019
Discriminated and Poor: The Plight of 'Waria' in Indonesia

Subjected to multiple discriminations, most "waria" or transwomen in Indonesia are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.

by Randi Julian Miranda and Cecilia Evita January 2, 2018
Housing is Human Right that State Must Protect: UN Rapporteur

The right to adequate housing is a human right much overlooked, leaving many people homeless and vulnerable in a world where property is a highly valued commodity.

by Camely Artha October 5, 2017
Domestic Workers and How Slavery is Still Around Us

Many domestic workers in Indonesia still live in conditions that amount to slavery. Time to end this, starting from our own home.

by Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata August 7, 2017
NGO Promotes Cycling among Women Workers in Solo

An NGO promotes cycling among women workers as a way to reduce traffic and air polution as well as helping them stay physically and financially healthy.

by Ayunda Nurvitasari January 13, 2017
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It's About Privilege, Not About Working or Studying Hard

Before accusing poor people of being lazy, this writer remind people that privilege is the stepping stone that got many to where they are today, instead of just 'hard work'.

by Alex Austria October 14, 2015
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Menstrual Man: The Real Superhero

His obsession with producing sanitary pads for his wife made this man a pariah in his village. Watch the fascinating story of a man who made a machine that churns out cheap sanitary pads for India's rural women.

by Hera Diani March 7, 2014