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- Military doctor surrenders as police investigate
- South China Morning Post, Internet Edition, Wednesday
3 Dec 1997. Abortion is illegal in Indonesia, unless it is done
to save the life of the mother. Abortions cost between 500,000
rupiah (HK$1,150) and 800,000 rupiah and are available at dozens
of private clinics, hospitals and backyard establishments in
- Women in Indonesia (clitoridectomy) dialog
- From the H-Asia list, 6 apr 1998. To what extent does FGM exist
- Tradition Limits Girls' Future
- By Kafil Yamin, IPS, 12 may 1999. The average marrying age in
Indonesia is 23 years for women, but in many rural villages and
towns, the figures are far lower. The result is that generations
upon generations of rural Indonesian women have been deprived of
the chance to seek higher education, or to choose lives outside
of childbearing and housework.
- Ignorance, Lack of Funds Push Up Maternal
- By Richel Dursin, IPS, 13 jun 2000. Ignorance of prenatal care,
coupled with poor health services, exacerbates maternal deaths
in Indonesia, placing the country among nations with the highest
maternal mortality ratio in Southeast Asia.
- Abortion reaches 'alarming' levels in Indonesia
- The Straits Times, 26 oct 2000. Three million women - many
unmarried - had abortions last year. Ignorance of contraception
is one reason, says a family-planning group. In order to boost
their chance of getting a husband, many young women consent to
have sex with a man.
The Jakarta rape terror, 13-14 May 1998
- No clear figures on rapes during recent
- The Straits Times, 25 Jun 1998. Women's Affairs
Minister Tuti Allawiyah says she has not received accurate
data on what some here have described as the systematic rape
of ethnic Chinese Indonesian women in last month's riots.
- Shocked Jakarta acts on rape terror
- The Hong Kong Standard, 9 Jul 1998. Indonesia's
government establishes a task force to protect women against
sexual violence. Human rights groups have documented more
than 100 cases of rape and sexual assault during the May
rioting that ousted Suharto as president.
- The Chinese rapes, economic depression, and
- Inside Indonesia, digest 68, 31 August 1998. Denial
of the rapes now appears to be a considered policy.
Worldwide Chinese solidarity condemning the rapes evoked
defensive Islamic anger. Popular sentiment has thus subsumed
the truth into Chinese-vs-Muslims communal bigotry. Indonesian
human rights workers are now widely portrayed as 'traitors'
who deserve to die.