On 8 December, an estimated 2,000 people marched through central Jakarta to urge the House of Representatives (DPR) to urgently pass an anti-sexual violence bill that the DPR has been deliberating since early 2017. If the bill is not passed before this batch of legislators leaves the DPR in 2019, the deliberation process must begin again when the new group of lawmakers are sworn in.
According to National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) data, the number of cases of violence against women increased 25 per cent from 2016 to 2017, rising from 259,150 cases to 348,446 cases.
The march featured a range of creative and well-made signs, with a wide variety of slogans. Many drew on feminist thinking but others reflected Islamic values or anti-colonial sentiments. Here we present a selection of images from the march.