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“Women Aren’t Property”: Indonesia Activists Demand Protection from Sexual Violence

BY :YUDHA BASKORO JAKARTA GLOBE MON, MARCH 08, 2021

A woman shows a message written on her back during International Women’s Day rally in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 8.Women in Jakarta participated in a march to commemorate International Women’s Day on Monday, demanding that the government enact sexual violence eradication bill into law.

They carried posters with slogans criticizing violence, rape culture and unequal work environment in Indonesia. One of them showed a placard that reads “Women aren’t Property”.

A recent survey by L’Oréal-IPSOS Indonesia found that 82 percent of Indonesian women interviewed claimed to have been harassed in public places.

The march took place from Jalan MH Thamrin to the National Monument in Central Jakarta.
 

A woman carries a placard that reads “Women are not Property” during International Women’s Day commemoration near Arjuna Wijaya statue in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Two women demand the adoption of the law against sexual violence during an International Women’s Day rally in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)  

Four rally participants show different messages from opposition against child marriage and natural resource exploitation, to a call for better healthcare for women during International Women’s Day commemoration in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

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SOURCE – JAKARTA GLOBE, INDONESIA MON, MARCH 08, 2021

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