Legislators nix ‘consent’ from Indonesia sexual violence bill


Students and activists from Women's Movement against Violence Alliance (Gerak Perempuan) participate in a rally in front of Education and Culture Ministry on Feb 10, 2020. They demand for the end of sexual violence in the education institutions. - JP

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The House of Representatives is likely to pass a watered-down version of the sexual violence eradication bill after members of the working committee tasked with deliberating the bill agreed to remove any words supporting the concept of sexual consent.

The move was apparently made in response to the controversy over a regulation (Permendikbud) issued by Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim to combat sexual violence on university campuses.

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