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City agency under fire for inviting representatives of banned organization

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 15 2019   /  01:11 am

When discussing the sensitive issue of domestic violence, seeking the advice of an illegal organization might seem inadvisable, however, it appears someone in the Jakarta administration did not get the memo.The Jakarta Women’s Empowerment, Family Planning and Child Protection Agency (PPAPP) had planned to hold a meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the content of a poster campaign designed to prevent violence against women and children. But what should have been a positive event led to public outcry after invitations to some questionable representatives went viral on social media.Included in the two-page invitation list was the Muslimah (female Muslim community) of disbanded hard-line group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). As well as representatives of a banned organization the agency also invited the controversial newly formed online movement Indonesia Tanpa Feminisme (Indonesia witho...