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Activists Demand Revisions to Indonesia’s Anti-Abortion Laws

July 15, 2012

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Jakarta Globe, July 15, 2012 by Dessy Sagita & Ismira Lutfia Activists have raised alarm over Indonesia’s anti-abortion laws, saying that criminalized abortion encourages women to turn to illegal practices that can be fatal. Inna Hudaya, the founder of SAMSARA, an NGO that provides assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies, said that criminalized abortion is […]

Village Council Slammed For Banning Love Marriages

July 14, 2012

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Med India, July 14, 2012 by VR Sreeraman A village in northern India has banned “love marraiges” and has prohibited women below 40 years of age from shopping alone or using cell phones in public, according to reports. In a slew of restrictive measures on women’s behavior, the council, or “panchayat,” in the predominantly Muslim […]