Questioning Intent: The Indonesian government is not committed to eliminating violence

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By removing the word “elimination” from Indonesia’s proposed sexual violence bill, the nation no longer seeks to stop sexual violence, but merely punish it. While there have been small gender and sexual diversity triumphs in Indonesia over the past few decades, concrete action is limited. With Indonesia’s proposed Sexual Violence Criminal Act bill (RUU PKS) no longer seeking to prevent sexual violence, the nation’s commitment to its citizens must be questioned.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalGeorgetown Journal of International Affairs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Indonesia
  • Law
  • Policy
  • Gender Politics; Gender; Peacebuilding

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