Febriana Firdaus is a journalist in Jakarta, Indonesia, reporting on politics, corruption, human and LGBT rights, and terrorism for Indonesian and international media outlets. She is an editor of Ingat65, an online project for young people’s perspectives on the legacy of Indonesia’s 1965–66 massacres.
The lost history of Indonesian women in politics is slowly emerging, but the obstacles to participation are many.
Local women immediately saw getting food to survivors was practical help in the chaos after the devastating disaster.
Despite abandoning attempts to make same-sex relationships a crime, the politics around the LGBT community remains a flashpoint in Indonesia.