Comment: Why we need a ‘gender equality’ bill
Paper Edition | Page: 8
July 17, p. 6
Along with the hustle and bustle of domestic politics, religious intolerance and corruption news, last June focused on the Indonesian public debate on whether the gender equality bill should stay on the agenda. (By Fitri Bintang Timur)
I would like to highlight this sentence: “The legal system in Indonesia has not treated women fairly because the civil code prevents women from entering into contracts on their own behalf, including to sell or buy property.”
Please cross-check the positive regulation in Indonesia, because as far I know, women are already recognized in law. Women can sign contracts including selling or buying property.