The sexual violence bill aiming to protect victims and witnesses of sexual violence has become a hot topic as a result of a petition on Change.org titled “Tolak RUU Pro Zina” (Reject Pro-Adultery Bill).
The petition was started by a woman, Maimon Herawati, reportedly a lecturer, who appealed to the House of Representatives against passing the bill, arguing that it endorsed acts that were against Islamic values, such as consensual extramarital sexual relations, same-sex relations and even legalizing abortion.
She also argued that the bill would criminalize mothers who forced their daughters to wear the hijab. Yet, none of the articles in the current draft bill endorses those acts. If anything, a screenshot posted by Maimon on her Facebook account regarding the legalization of abortion and endorsement of a third gender was taken from a ...
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