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Empowering women in Indonesia’s villages

The challenges faced by rural women and the programs being developed to help overcome them.

LGBT rights in Japan in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics

Japanese laws do little to protect the rights of the “LGBT” community (as it’s commonly referred to in this context) community.

What drives Australia-Indonesia relations?

How can Australia strengthen its ties with its populous neighbour?

Freedom of thought under fire in China

How far academia in China will bend to politics in the era of Xi Jinping