Press Release on The Legislation of the Qanun on Jinayah (Islamic Criminal Law): The National Government of Indonesia Has Failed to Enforce the Constitution, September 15 2009.
Indonesia's province of Aceh has passed a new law making adultery punishable by stoning to death, a member of the province's parliament has said.
Women's rights groups who are campaigning for widening the scope of abortion in Indonesia are calling for an amendment to a colonial era law that puts poor women at risk.
As the country prepares to elect its new president next week, Indonesian activists are trying to push gender issues onto the political agenda.
The rise of religious fundamentalism and the prevalence of conservative values, such as a belief in the primacy of men over women, have led many people to hold a negative perception of Islam in Indonesia.
Solidaritas Perempuan is coordinating the campaign "Stop Regional Policies that Discriminate and Criminalise Women" was launched on 28 April 2008, and is a 'sister campaign' to the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women.
An increasing number of Muslim women are choosing to divorce their husbands rather than continue in a polygamous marriage, data from national Islamic courts show.
Activists and concerned citizens across Indonesia are denouncing a new Anti-Pornography law passed in October 2008, which they feel will endanger Indonesian unity as well as women's rights and sexual rights.
In her boarding schools, Lily Munir teaches women and children that their religion supports gender equality.
Pour permettre aux travestis et aux homosexuels de pratiquer le culte musulman en toute liberté, une école coranique leur a été dédiée dans un hameau non loin de Jogjakarta, une ville de Java, relate le Jakarta Post.
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