TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Women activists to rally on Kartini Day

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, April 21 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: Female activists from the Indonesia Women’s Front plan to march for women’s rights on Kartini Day in Jakarta on Thursday.

The march is expected to start at 10 a.m. near the Arjuna Wiwaha statue on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat and end with a demonstration in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta.

“During the rally, we will hold a ceremony to charge the state with telling lies about women’s rights,” the group’s spokesperson and a senior member of the Working People Association, Ruth Indiah Rahayu, told The Jakarta Post at the office of the Independent Journalist Alliance in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

In a statement, the activists said the government had lied by claiming “tremendous improvement in women’s rights in Indonesia”.

“One of the examples is the Marriage Law, which still stipulates that men should be the sole breadwinner...