Indigenous Women Resist Indonesia’s Sweet Tooth Evictions

It has been more than four months since Warti, 42, was beaten by the men who invaded and demolished her village, but she still feels pain in her chest, arm and leg whenever she stands up, sits down or walks quickly.

“Until now, I am still injured, even though I have gone to the traditional healer seven times,” she says while sitting in her yard outside the ruins of Kampung Durian Selemak, a small agrarian village in North Sumatra, in early February.

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