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at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, October 2012

Faiza Mardzoeki Indonesia Faiza Mardzoeki is a playwright, theater producer, and activist. Currently she is doing research and writing process on her newest play project namely TheSilent Song of Kembang Genjer. The play will attempt to bring to life the experiences and thoughts of several women who were among the tens of thousands were arrested, imprisoned and then often tortured …

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Minister rejects proposal for sex education | The Jakarta Post

Responding to demands that proper sex education be taught in schools in order to protect children from rape, Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh said that it was unnecessary as it could promote indecency among the country’s youth. “According to our traditions, it is indecent to talk about it, and that is my standpoint. I don’t believe we need that …

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Piece of Mind: In the Story of the Gerwani Women, Truth and False Memories

Faiza Mardzoeki Last month I visited the Monumen Pancasila Sakti at Lubang Buaya, Jakarta, for the first time. Those two words, “Lubang Buaya” (crocodile hole), have been on my mind since I was in primary school in the 1980s, attending Pancasila morality classes and history classes, where we had to study the 30th September Movement, the so-called G30S/PKI coup attempt. …

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Piece of Mind: In the Story of the Gerwani Women, Truth and False Memories

Faiza Mardzoeki Last month I visited the Monumen Pancasila Sakti at Lubang Buaya, Jakarta, for the first time. Those two words, “Lubang Buaya” (crocodile hole), have been on my mind since I was in primary school in the 1980s, attending Pancasila morality classes and history classes, where we had to study the 30th September Movement, the so-called G30S/PKI coup attempt. …

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The Jakarta Post on Women Seize The Night

Foundations to stage play for Women’s Day Features – March 06, 2008 A. Junaidi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The play Perempuan Menuntut Malam (Women Seizing the Night) will be staged by two foundations, Institut Ungu and Yayasan Pitaloka, to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. Three actresses — Rieke Diah Pitaloka, Niniek L. Karim and Ria Irawan — will …

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