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Indonesian Schoolgirls Testify on Mandatory Hijab and Bullying

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Imam Nakha’i of the National Commission on Violence Against Women discussing the 120 mandatory hijab regulations, 73 of which are still in force, in Jakarta, Indonesia, August, 14, 2023.  © 2023 Andreas Harsono/Human Rights Watch On Monday, Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) held its first-ever hearing on the country’s mandatory hijab regulations, inviting two schoolgirls, six mothers, and two fathers to testify. Since first being introduced in West Sumatra in 2001, Indonesia has had 120 local mandatory hijab regulations, 73…

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