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4 Ways to Drive Youth Economic Opportunities in Indonesia

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 to Kill, Castrate Pedophiles

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...

Indonesia: Death penalty, castration for child rapists

Tough new punishments aimed at combating alarming rate of child sex abuse, but activists say measures will not work.

Indonesia Brings in Death Penalty For Child Rapists

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

Indonesia Introduces Chemical Castration for Sex Offenses Against Children

New punishments for child-sex offenders also include a maximum penalty of death

Indonesia Approves Castration for Sex Offenders Who Prey on Children

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Australian lawmaker links trade dispute with asylum seekers

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 […]

Child Workers Suffer as Tobacco Firms Profit in Indonesia

(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

Your tobacco habit could affect Indonesian children

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

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,...

Indonesia's Zoo of Death plagued by overcrowding and feed shortages

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

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

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

Bo Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa

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

Indonesia Readying More Executions of Foreign Drug Offenders

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! ]]

International Law Tightens Grip on Illegal Fishing

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

Trump-Clinton in Virtual Tie With Record Unfavorables, Obama Headed to Hiroshima, Volcano Erupts in indonesia: A.M. Links

3 days agoNews : Reason

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

Deadly volcano erupts in Indonesia

The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Sumatra province of Indonesia has risen to at least 7

Indonesian volcano eruption kills at least seven people

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.

Public Diplomacy in the Pacific

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

Volcano Eruption Kills 7 In Indonesia As Hot Ash Hinders Rescue Efforts

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

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