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)

"Women Aren’t Property": Activists Demand Protection from Sexual Violence

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

MARCH 08, 2021

Jakarta. 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 placard that reads women are not property during International Women
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)
A woman gives oration during International Women
A rally leader uses bullhorn to deliver her speech during International Women's Day commemoration near Arjuna Wijaya statue in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman carries placard during International Women
A woman shows a placard during International Women's Day rally in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Womens March protesters carry posters during International Women
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)
Jakarta Transportation Agency personnel checks some poster during International Women
A Jakarta Transportation Agency official collects banners and posters during a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman prepares to participate in an International Women
A woman uses a lipstick to write a message over the back of her colleague during an International Women's Day rally in Central Jakarta on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Womens March participants carry posters with slogans criticized gender-based violence, rape culture and some women worker related issues in Indonesia during International Women
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)
A woman carries poster that reads destroy the patriarchy during International Women
A woman delivers a speech surrounded by rally participants during International Women's Day commemoration in Central Jakarta, on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Participants demand the government pass a long-delayed Elimination of Sexual Violence bill during International Women
Three women carry posters to protest sexual harassment at work places during an International Women's Day rally in Central Jakarta, on March 8, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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