Debra Yatim

Country: Indonesia

Debra Yatim is an activist, journalist, columnist and documentary filmmaker and founder of three NGOs in Indonesia. She has published five poetry collections, and written a cycle of one-woman plays about polygamy. Driven by compassion and a proud sense of justice, Debra is an advocate for human rights and the rights of minority groups.

Debra Yatim adalah seorang pegiat, jurnalis, kolumnis, dan pembuat film dokumenter, serta pendiri tiga LSM di Indonesia. Ia telah menerbitkan lima buku kumpulan puisi, dan menulis kisah seorang wanita yang dipoligami. Didorong oleh belas kasih dan kebanggan akan budaya keadilan, Debra menjadi pembela hak asasi manusia dan hak-hak kelompok minoritas.


Appearing in

Main Program: Higher Self

“Writing poetry is like having a conversation with our higher self,” says American poet Jericho Brown. They hail from different generations but the lives of these four writers are shaped …

Live Music & Arts: Piknik Puisi dan Ekspresi: Dear You

As the sun sets, head to Taman Puisi for an hour devoted to your own writing and expression. One of the insightful instructors of The Jakarta Post Writing Center, Debra …

Main Program: Rewriting the Script

In Indonesia, no female-directed film has entered the annual top five highest-grossing domestic films list since 2011, and female roles still tend to be confined to feminine stereotypes. Meet the …