Faiza Mardzoeki

False Truth: Confronting History’s Cruel Treatment of Gerwani Women

This article was published in Magdalene September 2012, I visited for the very first time the Monumen Pancasila Sakti at LubangBuaya. Although this was the first time I had been to Lubang Buaya, those two words –“Lubang Buaya” – were very familiar indeed to me, almost seared into my mind. I think I firstbegan to […]

Wanted: Women’s voices from the movement

This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Wanted: Women’s voices from the movement”. As of 2019, there are 131 women members of the United States congress, the largestnumber ever. More significant perhaps is the fact that it is from among these women thatthe sharpest and most critical voices on issues of social justice and democracy […]

Sexual repression and misogynistic moral police

This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Sexual repression and misogynistic moral police“. A man and a woman were sitting at a table, chatting intimately over a meal. They wereboyfriend and girlfriend sharing an affectionate moment. Suddenly a screaming mob invadedthe house. The two were forcibly dragged outside. This violent, invading mob was led, shockingly, […]

Being Indonesian: Not by memorizing Pancasila

This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Being Indonesian: Not by memorizing Pancasila”. Pancasila has become the topic of great discussion, in the social media, in thenewspapers and on TV, and in our political chats. There are many postings expressing concern that Indonesia’s diversity is underthreat and that the Pancasila values have been forgotten. Many […]

Women Continue Local, Global Struggle for Change

This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Women continue local, global struggle for change” Just last year there were over 300,000 cases of domestic violence; almost 70 percentoccurred within personal relations, the Commission on Violence Against Women (KomnasPerempuan) reported. These statistics show that little has changed in over a decade despite the fact […]