Indonesian activists slam latest draft of sexual violence bill for neglecting victims' rights


Mannequins are placed outside the Senayan legislative compound in Central Jakarta on Dec. 8, 2020 in a lobbying campaign pushing for the passage of the sexual violence eradication bill. - JP

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post): The latest draft of the sexual violence eradication bill (RUU PKS) has been met with criticism from activists, who said that the proposed changes in the new draft did not adequately protect the rights of victims of sexual violence.

The changes, proposed last week by the House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg), mark yet another chapter in the long-awaited bill, which has been on and off the table at the House since the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) lobbied the lawmakers to pass the bill in 2012.

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