A Choice: Wearing the Hijab in Indonesia

A Choice: Wearing the Hijab in Indonesia

Debate about the hijab in Christian majority Australia has grown heated throughout the years and raised questions of safety, race, and religion.

However, in Indonesia, the hijab is often a symbol of empowerment and a privilege for Muslim women.

Katreena Bacatan has that story.

Katreena Bacatan

Katreena Bacatan is a 3rd year Journalism and Arts student in the University of Queensland. In Indonesia, she hopes to discover stories that have a significant marker on the country, especially in relation to women and the environment. Looking forward, Katreena hopes to write stories about developing countries and Asian ethnic communities.