Thousands of women and men participated in a march in Central Jakarta on Friday to commemorate International Women's Day. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

International Women's Day 2019

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

MARCH 10, 2019

Thousands of women and men participated in a march in Central Jakarta on Friday to commemorate International Women's Day. The parade started near the Arjuna Wijaya Statue on Jalan Thamrin at 1 p.m. before moving to Aspiration Park near the Presidential Palace in Gambir. Participants demanded protection of the rights of women and other marginalized groups, women's empowerment and an end to gender-based violence. 

A woman prepares to participate in an International Women's Day parade in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman prepares to participate in an International Women's Day parade in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A policeman stands near a mannequin, used to send a message about sexual harassment and rape, in Aspiration Park in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A policeman stands near a mannequin, used to send a message about sexual harassment and rape, in Aspiration Park in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman holds up a poster calling for feminism to break down the established power structure. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman holds up a poster calling for feminism to break down the established power structure. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers participating in the march to demand higher wages and the right to menstruation and maternity leave. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers participating in the march to demand higher wages and the right to menstruation and maternity leave. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protestor carries posters stating her disapproval of the practice of child marriage and female genital mutilation. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protestor carries posters stating her disapproval of the practice of child marriage and female genital mutilation. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester holds up a poster calling on the government to reduce the costs of basic necessities. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester holds up a poster calling on the government to reduce the costs of basic necessities. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A participant in Friday's march calling on the government to listen to the protesters' voices and solve problems affecting women in Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A participant in Friday's march calling on the government to listen to the protesters' voices and solve problems affecting women in Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A marcher referencing the lyrics of Ariana Grande's song, 'Thank U, Next,' to call for harsher penalties on perpetrators of sexual violence. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A marcher referencing the lyrics of Ariana Grande's song, 'Thank U, Next,' to call for harsher penalties on perpetrators of sexual violence. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A demonstrator raises her concern about victim blaming. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A demonstrator raises her concern about victim blaming. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

 

 

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