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Head of Islamic school for transwomen honored

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:03 am
Loud and proud : The head of al-Fatah Islamic boarding school for trans women, Shinta Ratri (left), shows off a placard of the Front Line Defenders human rights award as Mary Jane Real, a member of Front Line Defenders’ board of trustees, looks on at the al-Fatah Islamic boarding school in Yogyakarta on Friday.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)(left), shows off a placard of the Front Line Defenders human rights award as Mary Jane Real, a member of Front Line Defenders’ board of trustees, looks on at the al-Fatah Islamic boarding school in Yogyakarta on Friday.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Loud and proud : The head of al-Fatah Islamic boarding school for trans women, Shinta Ratri (left), shows off a placard of the Front Line Defenders human rights award as Mary Jane Real, a member of Front Line Defenders’ board of trustees, looks on at the al-Fatah Islamic boarding school in Yogyakarta on Friday.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)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 ...