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Millionen Mädchen und Frauen von Genitalverstümmelung betroffen

Millionen Mädchen und Frauen von Genitalverstümmelung betroffen


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Posted on 08:25 PM in Human Development, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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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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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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“Saya Hanya Bercerita, Tanpa Bumbu Peri Kemanusiaan”

“Saya Hanya Bercerita, Tanpa Bumbu Peri Kemanusiaan”


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Posted on 01:06 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Fauzi Bowo (Foke) darf nicht zum Botschafter der Republik Indonesien in Deutschland ernannt werden!

Fauzi Bowo (Foke) darf nicht zum Botschafter der Republik Indonesien in Deutschland ernannt werden!


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Posted on 05:56 AM in Activities, democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion
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FNF – Indonesien ein Jahr vor den Wahlen

FNF – Indonesien ein Jahr vor den Wahlen


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Posted on 06:28 AM in "In the Spotlight", democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion
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Sein und Schein: die Umsetzung des Zivilpakts in Indonesien

Sein und Schein: die Umsetzung des Zivilpakts in Indonesien


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Posted on 11:47 PM in Aceh, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Society & Religion
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Petition: Foundation should withdraw World Statesman Award to Indonesia’s President

Petition: Foundation should withdraw World Statesman Award to Indonesia’s President


Watch Indonesia!e.V.
Urbanstr.114
10967 Berlin

www.watchindonesia.org
email: watchindonesia@watchindonesia.org

Berlin, 22 Mai 2013

Dear readers,

our colleagues from ETAN in New York have raised a petition to withdraw the World Statesman Award to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Award was given by the New York based Appeal of Conscience Foundation. Given the situation of religious freedom in Indonesia and the President’s role in it the Foundation’s choice is “bizarre” say Jeremy Menchik in tablet.mag. 

Please ... read more

Posted on 05:41 AM in Activities, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion, Watch's Open Letters
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Breaking the myth of Religious Tolerance in Indonesia

Breaking the myth of Religious Tolerance in Indonesia


Information and analysis, 23 April 2013

by Basilisa Dengen

 

Most of Indonesian people, especially Indonesian government officials, nowadays still think that Indonesia is a country with a high degree of tolerance towards different religions and cultures. How far is it true?

 

The regent of Bekasi sealed an Ahmadiyah mosque on 4th April in the evening. The Public Order Squad, Satpol PP, attached fences to block access to the building. Ahmadiyah members in the field questioned the reason for this ... read more

Posted on 09:21 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Society & Religion
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