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Summary Peatlands are the largest terrestrial carbon store on earth, storing more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined. But once peatland is destroyed it releases carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas driving climate change,…
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Summary Over the past two decades, women and girls in Indonesia have faced unprecedented legal and social demands to wear clothing deemed Islamic as part of broader efforts to impose the rules of Sharia, or Islamic law, in many parts of the country. …
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Summary Before our lives were simple, not rich, but enough. Since oil palm came there is more suffering. I can’t feed my family. I have a baby. I must put food on the table every day. How do I do that when both of us [my husband and I] are not working…
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up for orders…
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 On May 21, 2017, police in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, raided the Atlantis gym and sauna, arresting 141 people, most of whom were gay or bisexual men. Ten were ultimately prosecuted under Indonesia’s pornography law. The…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 The rights of Indonesian sexual and gender minorities have come under unprecedented attack in 2016. While lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil society groups had endured sporadic hateful rhetoric and violent…
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 Ayu is a petite, soft-spoken 13-year-old girl from a village near Garut, in the mountains of West Java, Indonesia.[1] She is one of five children in her family, and her parents are farmers who cultivate tobacco and other crops…
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 I used to be tied up at home with a plastic rope. My heart broke when they chained me…. I was chained when I first came [to Galuh]. I get chained often—at least 10 times since I have come because I fought with the others…
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 They kept on having a friendly tone: ‘Yes, we’re looking for the right date, we’re more than happy to receive you, let’s look for a date.’ But they never said anything [regarding a solid date]. It was plausible deniability. I…
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 Arif B. was just 15 years old in early 2011 when he left

 Afghanistan to travel to Indonesia by himself.He borrowed US$7,000

 to pay smugglers to bring him to…
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 Religion’s Name
 
 Abuses against Religious Minorities in Indonesia
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 Glossary
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 Key Recommendations
 Methodology
 I. Religion…
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Glossary Adat: A customary legal system in Indonesia consisting of a largely uncodified body of rules. In Aceh, these are understood to correspond closely with Sharia principles but can vary between communities. Community leaders enforce adat in…
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 Walls at
 Every Turn
 Abuse of
 Migrant Domestic Workers through Kuwait’s Sponsorship System
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 Key
 Recommendations
 Methodology
 I.
 Background
 The
 Migration of Domestic Workers to Kuwait…
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 Prosecuting Political Aspiration
 Indonesia’s Political Prisoners
 Maps of
 Prisons with Political Prisoners in Indonesia
 Summary
 Recommendations
 Methodology
 Political
 Prisoners from the Moluccas
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 Turning Critics into Criminals
 The Human
 Rights Consequences of Criminal Defamation Law in Indonesia
 Map of
 Indonesia
 Summary
 Methodology
 I. Freedom
 of Expression in Indonesia
 II. The Legal
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 Slow Reform
 Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the
 Middle East
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 Key
 Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries
 To Labor
 Ministries and Parliaments
 To
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 “Unkept Promise” 
 Failure to End Military Business Activity in Indonesia
 Summary
 I. Military
 Business in Indonesia
 II. 2004
 Mandate for Reform
 III.
 2004-2009: Five Years of Delays and Inaction
 IV.…
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 “Wild Money” 
 The Human Rights Consequences of Illegal Logging and
 Corruption in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector
 Summary
 Methodology
 Recommendations
 To the
 Government of Indonesia
 To Indonesia’s
 Major…