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Head of Islamic school for transwomen wins rights award

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Shinta Ratri.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)
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Yogyakarta   ●   Mon, July 22, 2019

The leader of the al-Fatah pesantren (Islamic boarding school) for transwomen, 57-year-old Shinta Ratri, has received the Front Line Defenders Award in honor of her work as a human rights activist.

Front Line Defenders, also known as the International Foundation for the Protection of the Human Rights Defenders, is an Irish-based human rights organization founded in Dublin that aims to protect rights defenders at risk.

Shinta was all smiles when friends and neighbors came to congratulate her at the pesantren in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, on Friday. Besides providing food, the transwomen also performed traditional dances like jaipong, gambyong and oglek.

Shinta said she was full of gratitude and that she “dedicated [the accolade] to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [LGBT] community&rdquo...

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