Women in Jakarta joined together in a parade to commemorate International Women's Day on Thursday (08/03).
The rally started at 9 a.m. in front of the House of Representatives complex in Senayan. At 1 p.m., the parade moved to the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection and to the State Palace in Gambir, to join the Kamisan protest, which is organized every week to demand justice for victims of human rights abuses.
A little boy joins Thursday's (08/03) parade in Jakarta to observe International Women's Day. The poster behind him reads: 'My Veil Is None of Your Concern.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Women rally in front of the House of Representatives building, holding banners with slogans opposing child marriage: 'Kids Should Carry Schoolbags, Not Babies.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Participants of the parade represent dozens of Indonesia's women's organizations. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
'Women Take Action to Fight Discrimination, Intolerance and Impoverishment.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Representatives of the Sisterhood of Indonesian Fisherwomen (PPNI) demand that the government recognizes their profession. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Trade union representatives demand menstrual leave. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Participants of the parade voice their disapproval of the proposed revisions to the Indonesian criminal code, which contain problematic articles on morality. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
'To Marry or Not to Marry Is Not the Government's Business.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)