A successful campaign to halt sharia laws in South Sulawesi

Publication Date: 
November, 2007

A successful campaign to halt sharia laws in South Sulawesi

Although most Indonesians are Muslims, Indonesia is a secular, multi-cultural state, which claims to uphold human rights, including the rights of the women citizens. However, WEMC research in the district of Bulukumba, Makassar, S. Sulawesi, shows that religion is being politicised with Islamists seeking to subvert the secular state through regulations and legislations, on the basis of their interpretations of Islam.

ASEAN Progressive Muslim Movement recommendations for 15th ASEAN Summit

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Southeast Asia Muslim human rights advocates express concerns on the

Aceh: Sharia police arrested for ‘rape’

Sharia police arrested for ‘rape’

Hotli Simanjuntak , The Jakarta Post , Banda Aceh, Aceh | Tue, 01/12/2010 11:12 PM | National

Indonesia: Will women still be bargaining chips?

Ati Nurbati , Jakarta | Mon, 12/21/2009

bagaining chips

Aceh: Civil society groups advocate for repeal of Qanun Jinayah (Islamic Criminal Legal Code)

Update on: Calls for Action: Indonesia: New law in Aceh makes adultery punishable by stoning

The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! (SKSW Campaign) and the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network join their allies in Indonesia in continuing to call for the repeal of a law (or 'qanun') passed by the Aceh Legislative Council (DPRD) on Monday 14 September 2009, that expands the range of violent punishments for alleged moral and sexual transgressions, including stoning to death for “adultery” and 100 lashes for homosexuality.

Indonesia: New Aceh law violates Islam and women's right to bodily autonomy

GAYa NUSANTARA together with the Center for Marginalized People (CMARs) and Tarbiyah Faculty of Moslem Education from IAIN Sunan Ampel University held a public seminar entitled "Qanun Jinayat: Is it s

Indonesia expected to ditch stoning law

By Saeed Ahmed
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Indonesia - Aceh - Islamic Law - Criminal Code - Impact on Women's Dress & Conduct

Extremism spreads across Indonesia's Penal Code

Progressive Muslim Feminists in Indonesia from Pioneering to the Next Agendas

Publication Date: 
June, 2008

In this paper, I explore some progressive Islamic feminist organizations and their contributions to popularizing Islamic reform movements in Indonesia through their popular pioneering agendas. Some pioneers of progressive Muslim feminists, such as P3M, FK3, PUAN Amal Hayati and Rahima have killed two birds with one stone. They made an important impact on reducing stigma against Islamic reform ideas and feminism. Many Indonesian Muslims often consider Islamic reform movements and feminism a Western conspiracy to destroy Islam. Progressive Muslim feminist groups’ approaches to local Muslim scholars of pesantren (traditional Islamic boarding school) are vital in shifting these local leaders to be focal points of Islamic reform. With more popular issues of Islamic reform, such as reproductive rights and domestic violence, they create an efficient step to introduce Islamic reform movements to Muslims at the grassroot level.

Human Rights Watch Statement on Aceh: New Aceh law imposes torture

Law Violates Basic Rights, Fails to Protect Victims of Sexual Violence