1:58 pm October 22, 2014 | No Comment
Women Build focuses on low-income families, whose average income is just $2 a day. They are “vulnerable women — widows,” Abidin explains. Some are uneducated and some have health conditions but all are “facing daily crises and trying to survive day-by-day.”
9:30 am October 18, 2014 | No Comment
Last week, news broke that Path, a US social networking app with five million active daily users worldwide, was in search of a country manager for Indonesia, adding to the growing list of American Internet companies — from Yahoo, Google and recently Twitter — to establish a physical presence in the archipelago. Around the same […]
11:42 pm October 16, 2014 | No Comment
Many opt to wear the trademark pink ribbon each October, signifying Breast Cancer Awareness month. But some women follow the less-is-more maxim and show their support — by going without support — on “No Bra Day.” In Indonesia, supporters of “No Bra Day” included artists Julia Perez and Nikita Mirzani. In Hollywood, celebrity celebrants going braless […]
2:48 pm October 16, 2014 | No Comment
The new Maximum MMA Club recently opened its doors on Jl. Wolter Monginsidi in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, boasting over 1,000 square-meters of training area in a glitzy four-storey building. Its glass-walled training studios — equipped with state-of-the-art facilities — are located in the second, third and fourth floors.
7:10 pm October 14, 2014 | No Comment
A much-anticipated mobile app made in Indonesia has recently hit the iTunes store. The development of Sebangsa, which translates as “One People” or “One Nation” was spearheaded by Enda Nasution, known as a blogger of the old school and a thought leader of Indonesia’s digerati.
2:15 pm October 8, 2014 | No Comment
Violence against women must be seen as a global issue, a renowned Norwegian author said on Tuesday. Anne Otsby, who participated in the Ubud Writer’s Festival last week, talked to the Jakarta Globe about her new novel, “Town of Love,” which tells the story of inter-generational prostitution among young girls of Nat caste in India.
5:30 pm October 2, 2014 | No Comment
According to the Ministry of Health’s 2013 Basic Health Research, almost two out of every 1,000 Indonesians report that they live with a serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia. And that prevalence estimate may be conservative.
3:40 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
The village of Panggungharjo in Bantul district, Yogyakarta, was crowned Indonesia’s best village last month, thanks to its local administration’s transparency, good governance practices and its unique policy in dealing with household garbage.