For me, getting the numbers right--particularly when they are measuring young people's wellbeing--is critically important to how we shape meaningful youth development programs and strategies. Unfortunately, statistics around youth employment,...Show More Summary
Indonesia is officially a terrifying place for pedophiles: Effective immediately, child sex offenders can face the death penalty or chemical castration under new rules approved by President Joko Widodo, reports AFP. Offenders can also receive a maximum of 20 years in jail—double the previous maximum sentence—and may be...
Tough new punishments aimed at combating alarming rate of child sex abuse, but activists say measures will not work.
Indonesia has toughened its punishments for child rapists to include the death penalty and chemical castration. It follows outrage over several recent violent crimes, including the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. President...Show More Summary
New punishments for child-sex offenders also include a maximum penalty of death
The new punishment comes in response to the brutal gang rape and murder in April of a 14-year-old girl on her way home on the island of Sumatra.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s deputy prime minister has come under fire for suggesting that a temporary ban on cattle exports to Indonesia five years ago hindered ties with Jakarta that contributed to an influx of asylum seekers reaching Australian shores by boats from Indonesian ports. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce linked the 2011 events […]
(Jakarta) - Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Indonesian and multinational tobacco companies buy tobacco...Show More Summary
Despite laws to the contrary, Indonesia, one of the top 10 tobacco producers in the world, continues to have tens of thousands of children working in its tobacco farms, where they come into regular contact with nicotine and other chemicals, which expose them to serious health and safety risks,...
Activists refer to Indonesia's largest zoo as the "zoo of death" and are calling for changes including new management and sending some of the animals away. The Surabaya Zoo has been around since 1916, but in recent years has faced harsh...Show More Summary
Overlooking rice paddies in East Bali, Indonesia. Every year I reflect and try to remember the most important lessons I learned. I do this exercise to analyze myself, identify patterns and have a note to my future self. Another motif is a hope to inspire you to make a change. Taking care of my mind and body. Show More Summary
In the 16th and 17th Centuries, the Dutch, who were occupying South Africa at the time, brought thousands of people (mainly Muslims) from Malaysia, Indonesia, and other African countries to the Cape of Good Hope as slaves. The descendants...Show More Summary
Boycott Indonesia. A new round of executions of foreign drug offenders is set for this week or next. Of the 15 set for killing, 10 are foreigners: Ten of at least 15 convicts facing the firing squad at the Nusakambangan prison island in Central... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Swirling Bluetail Unicornfishes at Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Photo © Jeff Yonover If you were to sit down to dinner with four friends and all order seafood, it is more than likely that at least one of you would be eating a stolen fish. Show More Summary
Two new polls out this weekend show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, while Bernie Sanders leads Trump by 15 points in one of the polls. Trump and Clinton also both have unfavorable ratings above 50 percent. Barack Obama is set to become the first sitting U.S. Show More Summary
The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Sumatra province of Indonesia has risen to at least 7
Seven people were killed by a volcano in a northern section of Sumatra on Saturday. The volcano is one of the more active in Indonesia. Continue reading ? The post Indonesian volcano eruption kills at least seven people appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
When the United States or any other Western country embraces a "pivot to Asia" as a central element of its foreign policy, it must be more than a "pivot to China." Nations such as South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia,...Show More Summary
Seven people have died and two are in critical condition after Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island erupted on Saturday, said an Indonesian disaster agency official, adding that the army and police are still searching for survivors in the area. The 2,460-metre (8,070 foot) tall volcano is among the country's most active. Show More Summary