Mensen met een Missie op de bres voor vrouwen in Papoea
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woensdag 03 februari 2016 09:56

Tiki-vrouwen binden samen de strijd aan tegen vrouwenmishandeling in Papoea door elkaar op te zoeken, verhalen te delen en misstanden bij de overheid en de buitenwereld bekend te maken.

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Human rights under Jokowi
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dinsdag 02 februari 2016 09:09


Human rights under Jokowi

Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford

altThe election of Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in July 2014 came with high hopes that he would bring positive change to Indonesia. Many of those hopes have been dashed in the fifteen months since he took office in the October of that year, as decision after decision fell short of his supporters’ expectations. Disappointment has perhaps been greatest among the human rights activists who gave their all in his support in the dying weeks of the campaign.

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Enduring impunity
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dinsdag 24 november 2015 07:45

Nov 23, 2015 - Galuh Wandita and Tegan Molony

Helemaal in de lijn van de onverteerbare gruwelen van de Bersiap waren ook de gruwelen van de jacht op communisten in Indonesië tijdens het bewind van Soeharto.

Daar werden ook vrouwen het slachtoffer van. Dit boek vertelt de verhalen van 140 vrouwen met details over de martelingen en folteringen die ze moesten ondergaan.


Content warning: This article contains some explicit descriptions of torture and violence

Galuh Wandita and Tegan Molony

Christina from Yogyakarta was arrested by military police in 1965 and again in 1968 and held for ten years without charge. During this time they tortured her numerous times. She recalls, ‘I was forced to confess that I participated in underground political activities. In that interrogation I was humiliated. I was stripped naked and my head was forced down, they ordered me to kiss their genitals one by one, all eight men in the room. My spirit was broken and I couldn't walk, but they forced me to. Then they laid me down in the middle of the room and shaved my head. I couldn’t do anything but beg the Lord for strength’.

In 2014 at a high-level summit in London, Indonesia’s former foreign minister, Marty Natalegawa, called for an end to impunity for sexual violence against women and children in war. A year earlier Indonesia was one of 150 nations to sign the 2013 United Nations Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. What has this high-level commitment meant for women survivors of conflict-related violence in Indonesia?

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