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Indonesia, Learning To Talk About Sexual Violence

A brutal gang rape in Sumatra has sparked street demonstrations, candlelight vigils and calls for stricter punishment for sexual predators. Grassroots groups, in the meantime, are focusing on survivors, helping them live with the trauma, not just ingore i

May 4 demonstration in Jakarta to protest violence against women
May 4 demonstration in Jakarta to protest violence against women
Nicole Curby

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JAKARTA — It's Saturday afternoon here in Jakarta and I've come to check out an unusual writing workshop, one that's geared not just toward women, but to women who travel alone.

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Welcome to Monday, where Anthony Albanese is sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, a verdict is in for the first war crimes trial in Ukraine and the food & energy industrials get outrageously richer. In Colombian daily El Espectador, María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez explores how Colombia is toeing the line between carbon-offsetting and unabashed greenwashing.

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