Posts with tag: Gender-based violence

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Home is not safe’: domestic violence increases as Covid-19 pandemic takes hold

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Balawyn Jones writes that as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in Indonesia, domestic violence is emerging as a parallel public health crisis.

Diverse voices call for government to eliminate violence against women

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Hundreds of Indonesian women marked International Women's Day on 8 March by marching through Central Jakarta and demanding action against violence and harassment of women. Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height take a look at the broad range of groups and individuals who participated.

Photo essay: march against sexual violence

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On 8 December, an estimated 2,000 people marched through central Jakarta to urge the House of Representatives (DPR) to urgently pass the anti-sexual violence bill. Here we present a selection of images from the demonstration, taken by women's activist Tunggal Pawestri.

Reflections on 20 years of reform: women's activist Nursyahbani Katjasungkana

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To mark 20 years since the fall of Soeharto and the New Order regime, Indonesia at Melbourne is speaking to a range of prominent figures about their views on the reform process. Today we speak to women's activist Nursyahbani Katjasungkana.

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