Beyond Copy, Paste, and Delete

Beyond Copy, Paste, and Delete
by Niken Lestari My first encounter with computer unimpressive. It was a compulsory subject. The ivory colored boxes were very precious that the computer lab heavily locked. They were very expensive. So I keep my safe distance from it. They looked tough but fragile. Pretty much like myself. I was 16-year-old and anxious to try something new. No one told me, directly or indirectly, that w...
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“The Bad Luck” of Being A Young Woman

“The Bad Luck” of Being A Young Woman
By Niken Lestari It never occured to me that writing my personal stories and share them in my blog can be part of activism. I always thought activism is something big, heroic, direct, brave, and masculine. Yes, masculine because I don't think marching to the public space, yelling, cursing, demanding are representing feminine values. It's masculine because I often frightened to be near the prote...
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Moment of Change as Social Entrepreneur

Moment of Change as Social Entrepreneur
by Niken Lestari It was started as a surviving mechanism. As many activists aware, the annual working contract in local NGO is insufficient to provide long-term income. I was living in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia which renown with its very expensive living cost. A few months before, I am married to a man who was also working in an NGO and we rented a humble one bedroom house. I was ca...
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Seize the space and be heard!

Seize the space and be heard!
by Maria Mustika   I have been part of FAMM Indonesia since 2007. I found FAMM as my home that provide me with safe space. So I am very proud to receive email from Bytes for All, inviting me to represent JASS Southeast Asia in the Conference on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 21-23, 2013. In preparation, I did a lot of reading. I was wo...
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Perubahan Perilaku untuk Menghentikan Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan

Perubahan Perilaku untuk Menghentikan Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan
Oleh : Herlia Santi (Aktivis perempuan dari Rupari) Aku merasa miris ketika menemuinya. Mukanya masih biru dan lebam, kedua matanya tertutup karena bengkak, tangannya juga membiru lebam. Dengan menggunakan jari-jarinya ia mencoba membuka kelopak matanya yang bengkak ketika aku datang mengunjunginya pertama kali. Dengan susah ia menjawab salamku karena bibirnya juga biru dan terluka. Perempu...
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