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Jakarta Post

Activists, women unite to end violence against women

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 9 2013   /  10:09 am
Seeking equal treatment: Female workers from the Indonesian Workers’ Alliance stage a demonstration in connection with the celebration of International Women’s Day at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Friday. They were demanding equal pay for equal work, eradication of discrimination and violence against women and curbing of sexual harassment and workers’ welfare. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Seeking equal treatment: Female workers from the Indonesian Workers’ Alliance stage a demonstration in connection with the celebration of International Women’s Day at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Friday. They were demanding equal pay for equal work, eradication of discrimination and violence against women and curbing of sexual harassment and workers’ welfare. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)International Woman’s Day on March 8 was commemorated differently in a number of regions on Friday but with the same main message of stopping violence against women.

In Yogyakarta, some 100 activists from different local non-governmental organizations staged a rally at the city’s Ground Zero area, rejecting all forms of violence against women.

Participating organizations included the Yogyakarta Woman’s Network (JPY), the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), t...