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Indonesian Sexual Violence Bill Faces Religious Opposition

Indonesia's landmark sexual violence bill, which advocates say would be the first legal basis for cases of sexual abuse in the country, is facing opposition from conservative groups, putting its passage in doubt.  The opposition is mostly based on Islamic religious grounds. According to a petition circulated by a university lecturer, Maimon Herawati, on (which has garnered almost 150,000 signatures), the sexual violence bill negates the violation of Indonesia’s social...

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