Early days in Aceh

I’m in Aceh, Indonesia, a strongly Muslim area with strict views on gender, politics and religion (ie. here). I’ll be conducting a number of public events and media interviews during my time here, engaging with local Indonesians on issues related to sharia law, the Middle East conflict, gender and resistance to Islamisation. I’ve already been amazed with the number of young girls, in their final year at school, telling me how they love The Simpsons, believe Aceh should be independent (along with West Papua) and why they adore Palestine.

Much more in the coming days and weeks.


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