Posted in: Gender

Talking Indonesia: the Sexual Violence Law

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What does the newly passed Law on Sexual Violence (UU TPKS) achieve for victims of sexual violence? Dr Jacqui Baker chats to Andy Yentriyani from Komnas Perempuan in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Indonesia finally has a law to protect victims of sexual violence. But the struggle is not over yet.

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After more than a decade of advocacy, Indonesia now has a new law on sexual violence, establishing a much-needed legal framework to strengthen the rights of victims.

Dorce Gamalama: an accidental role model for gender and sexual minorities in Indonesia

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Dorce Gamalama might have never described herself an activist, but she still made a major contribution to public awareness of gender and sexuality issues in Indonesia.

Penyalin Cahaya and the economy of feminist films

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The growing commodification of feminist issues in Indonesia means that while some films may advance feminist themes, this is no guarantee that the filmmakers involved genuinely support gender equality.

Best of 2021

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Indonesia at Melbourne will be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in mid-January 2022!

Women have been hit harder by the pandemic. As Indonesia assumes leadership of the G20, it has a chance to do something about the problem.

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If Indonesia is going to lead global economic recovery from Covid-19, recovery plans must address gender inequality.  

Will Islamist sentiment smother Indonesia’s ‘me too’ movement in the education sector?

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Conservative Muslim groups have confusingly argued that a new regulation seeking to protect students from sexual abuse effectively promotes any sexual acts that involve consent.

Islamists back at work, pushing conservative gender politics as a ‘response’ to Covid-19

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The Prosperous Justice Party's failed attempt to promote polygamy as a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic was misogynistic and displayed a belief that women and girls can only participate in society as wives.

Talking Indonesia: domestic violence

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How serious is the problem of gender-based violence in Indonesia? Why has the 2004 Anti-Domestic Violence Law had a limited impact on the problem? Dr Annisa Beta discusses these issues and more with Balawyn Jones in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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