Jessica Ester, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) is organising a 16 Day Anti-Violence Against Women campaign. This year, Komnas Perempuan will take up the theme "Act together, enact a legal umbrella to eliminate sexual violence which sides with the victims".
Women's Rights & Gender Equality
Salma Rafifa Aprillya, Jakarta – The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign is a campaign to promote efforts to eradicate violence against women throughout the world. Each year, the campaign is commemorated by taking up a different theme.
Jayapura – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has strongly condemned the shooting of a mama (traditional women trader) allegedly committed by a TNI (Indonesian military) member in Mamba Village, Intan Jaya, Papua.
Tiara Azzahra, Jakarta – On March 8 protesters held a long-march from the central business district on Jalan MH Thamrin to the State Palace in Central Jakarta to commemorate International Women's Day (IWD) 2021.
Novia Harlina, Padang – Women community members from the Women's Concern Network (JPP) held a peaceful action at the traffic circle in front of the West Sumatra Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) in Padang on Monday March 8. The action was held to commemorate International Women's Day (IWD) 2021.
Pradito Rida Pertana, Yogyakarta – Protesters calling themselves the People's Struggle Front (FPR) held an action commemorating International Women's Day (IWD) today in front of the governor's office in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta. The action however was marred by an altercation between the protesters and local people.
Bandung – Activists from the Women's Liberation Knot (Simpul Pembebasan Perempuan, Simpulpuan) held a parade (long-march) to the Gedung Sate building in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung on March 8 to demand the ratification of the Draft Law on the Elimination of Sexual Violence (RUU PKS).