Women's Rights a Struggle in Indonesia

Rights bill faces hurdle in House of Representatives

By: Ainur Rohmah

In a culture in which the majority of men feel they have the right to sexually harass women, violence against women in Indonesia is considered an “iceberg phenomenon,” in which few cases are reported. Because of the weakness of legal instruments, many cases of sexual violence end “peacefully.”

Data compiled by the National Commission (Ko…

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