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FGM in Indonesia: Don’t trivialize it – protect girls from it!

FGM in Indonesia: Don’t trivialize it – protect girls from it!


30 January 2014

 

Each year the genitals of two million Indonesian girls are cut

Terre des Femmes, Kalyanamitra and Watch Indonesia! demand that the President and the Health Minister of Indonesia follow the international agreements signed by Indonesia and implement national laws to end FGM in Indonesia.

In 2006 the Indonesian government banned the practice of female genital mutilation. However in 2010 the ban was contradicted through the publishing of an advisory for medical professionals ... read more

Posted on 02:17 AM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion
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Calls Mount for RI Government to Retract Support for Female Genital Mutilation

Calls Mount for RI Government to Retract Support for Female Genital Mutilation


The Jakarta Post, 28 January 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/01/28/calls-mount-government-retract-support-fgm.html

 By Nurfika Osman

A coalition of NGOs demanded the government ban female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation or FGM.

The group said that the practice was rampant despite laws and several international conventions, which had been ratified by the government, regulating otherwise.

Kalyanamitra, Watch Indonesia! and Berlin-based Terre Des Femmes said the practice violated the 1999 Human Rights Law; 2002 Child Protection Law; 2004 Domestic Violence Law; 2009 Health Law; the International ... read more

Posted on 05:33 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Aceh

Aceh


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Posted on 10:25 PM in Aceh, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Deutsche Panzer nach Indonesien

Deutsche Panzer nach Indonesien


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Posted on 07:34 AM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, security sector, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Flucht vor der dunklen Vergangenheit

Flucht vor der dunklen Vergangenheit


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Posted on 09:01 PM in History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Illegal trotz neuem Abkommen

Illegal trotz neuem Abkommen


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Posted on 12:53 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Für eine menschenrechtskonforme, sozial-­ und umweltverträgliche Außenwirtschaftsförderung

Für eine menschenrechtskonforme, sozial-­ und umweltverträgliche Außenwirtschaftsförderung


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Posted on 03:26 AM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, joint position papers, Human Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Environment & Climate
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Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!

Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!


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Posted on 09:43 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, democracy, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Recent Activities, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate, SUARA magazine
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Europe’s agrofuels vote fails on food sovereignty, rights and climate

Europe’s agrofuels vote fails on food sovereignty, rights and climate


13 September 2013

Joint statement by DTE, 11.11.11, Misereror, Watch Indonesia! and WALHI

A crucial vote on agrofuels in the European Parliament on September 11th has failed to fix a flawed policy which is driving deforestation, landgrabbing, human rights abuses and undermining communities’ food sovereignty in producer countries like Indonesia.

Members of the European Parliament set a 6% cap on the use of agrofuels (land-based biofuels) to meet Europe’s demand for fuel – currently, Europe’s agrofuel consumption is 4.7%. This ... read more

Posted on 09:04 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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The RSPO challenged in Honduras and Germany

The RSPO challenged in Honduras and Germany


WRM Bulletin 193, September 11, 2013

Millions of hectares of industrial oil palm plantations have been expanding in many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America with a well documented history of tropical deforestation – including enormous fires – and a sad toll of human rights violations.

However, the powerful interests behind this business continue actively promoting this crop, against a background of growing opposition at the local level.

Within this context the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was created. ... read more

Posted on 01:42 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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