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Sexist, discriminatory policies proliferate in regions

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, August 20 2016 | 09:53 am

PREMIUM If you are a woman residing in Sumedang, West Java, going out alone at night may now pose problems. The city has issued a regional bylaw stipulating that anyone with an “eye-catching appearance”, one that could encourage others to engage in sexual behavior, shall be punished.

The Sumedang bylaw is one of the many sexist and discriminatory regulations in place in the country, the number...