Women and Religion

Kompas – February 6, 2013
Women and Religion

From an opinion piece titled Women and Religion

According to the National Commission on Violence Against Women, as of August 2012 there were 282 local government by-laws and policies across the country that discriminate against women, mostly in the name of religion and morality. In 2009 there were 154 by-laws that negatively affected the constitutional rights of women, which jumped to 189 in 2010 and 207 in 2011. The laws are spread across hundreds of regencies and coincide with a six-fold increase in cases of violence against women between 2007 and 2011.