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Tales of the Waria: Inside Indonesia’s Third-Gender Community

May 27, 2012


Posted: 05/26/2012Kathy HuangDocumentary filmmaker and freelance cinematographer and producer This past March the Associated Press broke an unexpected story concerning Barack Obama’s childhood in Indonesia. Apparently, as a young boy growing up in Jakarta, Obama’s care had been entrusted to a transgender woman named Evie. American readers were shocked. What were the chances of the […]

Indonesia Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

May 9, 2012


Kafil Yamin | May 09, 2012 The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against women (CEDAW) has become uncertain after falling afoul of powerful Islamist groups. No fewer than six major Islamic organizations have formally objected to […]