Current Activities

Currently hired by Solidaridad Network Indonesia [South & South East Asia] as Communication Officer

Making money on the side at Invite2Job

Currently hired part-time by Euro London Appointments [Multilingual Translation Agency] – http://www.eurolondon.com

Finished writing and launching “Di Balik Lima Jeruji” novel by Rumah Cemara

2016 - 3

Documentary Files

  • 2008 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV – Opening Speech
  • UNAIDS Launch on Women & Girls Action Plan
  • Key Correspondents – Speak Your World
  • Interview for NET.TV in 2012

 

“He Was Raped by Her”

inspirasi INDONESIA

Selama ini kita lebih sering berpikir bahwa korban perkosaan dan kekerasan biasanya adalah perempuan. Persepsi ini sebenarnya kurang tepat, karena baik perempuan, laki-laki maupun transgender memiliki resiko menjadi korban perkosaan dan kekerasan. Sejauh ini, secara pribadi aku hanya pernah menangani 2 kasus kekerasan yang korbannya adalah laki-laki. Tapi aku punya beberapa teman baik laki-laki yang mengalami kekerasan. Dua diantaranya dilakukan oleh pasangan (istri dan pacar), dan yang satu merupakan kekerasan seksual oleh pasangan. Tidak terbayang? Aneh? Terasa asing? Awalnya memang begitu. Tapi mendengar cerita mereka, aku benar-benar sadar bahwa laki-laki pun bisa menjadi korban.

Salah seorang teman baikku adalah warga negara Kanada yang bekerja di Thailand. Setelah beberapa tahun, ia menikah dengan seorang gadis asal Isan, Thailand. Isan terkenal dengan gadis-gadisnya yang cantik dan tangguh. Kalau di Indonesia, mungkin seperti Bandung yang terkenal dengan “mojang Priangan”-nya. Setelah beberapa tahun menikah, aku mendapat kabar bahwa temanku ini akhirnya berpisah dengan istrinya…

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JOINT STATEMENT: INCB REPORT LAUNCH AND THE DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG OFFENCES

New UN report highlights ongoing conflicts on the death penalty for drugs:

As countries ramp up executions, UN drugs meeting in Vienna to be scene of heightened debate

3rd March 2015 – A new UN report on the global drug situation has highlighted the widening rift between countries on the issue of the death penalty for drug offences. These tensions are set to surface as Member States convene in Vienna next week at the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the UN policy making body on drug control issues.

The Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), released today, calls upon States that ‘continue to impose the death penalty for drug-related offences to consider abolishing the death penalty for such offences’.

The statement comes just a week before the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the UN policy making body on drug control issues, and underscores an issue that has become increasingly volatile among members of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in recent years. Indeed, attempts to craft a joint resolution on drugs at last year’s meeting nearly fell apart amidst heated debates between Member States on including language against the death penalty.

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That So-called Extraordinary Crime…

2015-01-18 15.34.06Why did we kill the killer to justify that killing is wrong?

That is the translation of the sentence in the picture. Yes. President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla have specifically stated that drug traffickers are responsible for killing more than 50 Indonesians per day, therefore, death penalty is deemed to be fair for them. So, the drug traffickers are seen as killers and they are killed because the Indonesian government says that they were wrong for “killing” 50 people who use drugs every day. #meh!

Patrick Tibke from Jakarta Globe has written a very interesting article: President Jokowi: Indonesia’s Newest Mass Murderer. In his article, Tibke compared the drug traffickers with Indonesia’s tobacco conglomerates and assess the different treatment given to both parties. As we know, tobacco is listed as one of harmful legal substances in the world. It can cause diseases, illnesses and cancer which ultimately will lead to death. But yet, tobacco business is one of the largest businesses in Indonesia and contribute a great deal to the economy of the country. It creates jobs and income for many citizens; and the only rules Indonesia has for this particular item is to have the anti-smoking campaigns on the packaging and establish several no-smoking areas in various avenue. The owners of the companies, the CEOs, the distributors, the sellers are never be held accountable for any smokers’ deaths caused by lung cancer. Thus, they are not in the death row.

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