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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Sept. 9, 2021, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The unlucky lovers were quickly released after a lecture about the evils of pre-marital sex, but five sex workers caught in the dragnet would be sent to a rehabilitation centre, he added" (para 6).
Sept. 9, 2021, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Makassar has also banned the open sale of condoms and applied strict age checks to make sure those buying them are over the age of consent - which is 16" (para 8).
Sept. 9, 2021, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Makassar has also banned the open sale of condoms and applied strict age checks to make sure those buying them are over the age of consent - which is 16. 'Condoms are for married adults,' public order chief Hud said. 'They're not supposed to be displayed and sold openly, particularly near snacks for kids like chocolate'" (para 8-10).
Sept. 9, 2021, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"'Festivities like Valentine's Day usually attract youth,' he added. 'That's when they are out of control and doing things which violate our norms and traditions, like consuming drugs and engaging in free sex. 'We want to prevent that here'" (para 12-14). A negative view of free sex indicates a probable societal disapproval of prostitution (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 6, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, Philippines
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"Reports of east African workers being raped and tortured across the region and haunting videos of Kenyan women pleading for help after allegedly being abused by their employers saw the Kenyan government follow other countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines in banning its citizens from travelling to work in the Gulf in 2014" (para 7).
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Many are followers of a movement known as Hijrah, which embraces self-improvement through adopting a traditional Islamic lifestyle. The peaceful, born-again movement, named Hijrah after the Prophet Muhammad’s seventh-century exodus to the city of Medina, is propelled today by social media, where popular actors, actresses and other celebrities post about joining Quran study groups and becoming more religious in their daily lives. Like Tablighi Jamaat, the squad aims to popularize the face veil but the groups are not affiliated" (para 17-19).
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"'Even though we are wearing a niqab like this, it doesn’t mean that we become weak Muslim women,' Ms. Idhanur said after dismounting. 'We can become strong Muslim women by participating in archery and horseback riding'" (para 6). "Leading the way is Indadari Mindrayanti, a clothing designer, who founded the Niqab Squad four years ago to promote wearing the veil. It now has nearly 6,000 members with chapters across Indonesia and in Malaysia and Taiwan. 'We really want to go to heaven, and so we sacrifice,' Ms. Indadari explained at a Niqab Squad equestrian and archery event near Jakarta. 'Part of our sacrifice is not showing our beauty and covering...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'At first, my family was afraid,' she recalled. 'They said, "People will think you are a terrorist. They will think that you are joining a deviant sect." But as time goes by, they understand. I explain that all the wives of the Prophet wore a niqab'" (para 22).
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"Concern that the niqab is associated with terrorism prompted Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, Fachrul Razi, a former army general, to call for a ban on employees’ and visitors’ wearing niqabs in government buildings. He fears that some government workers are being attracted to extremist thought and sees the niqab as a sign of radicalization. His regulation has yet to be adopted. A 2018 ban on niqabs at a university in Central Java lasted only a week before opposition compelled the university to rescind it" (para 10-11).
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Ms. Idhanur, who teaches at Al Fatah Islamic Boarding School of Temboro, part of the revivalist Tablighi Jamaat movement, has an answer for Indonesians who fear that conservative Islamic dress is a troubling step toward extremism and the marginalization of women. 'Even though we are wearing a niqab like this, it doesn’t mean that we become weak Muslim women,' Ms. Idhanur said after dismounting. 'We can become strong Muslim women by participating in archery and horseback riding'" (para 5-6). "A small minority of Muslims have embraced extremist views and some have carried out deadly bombings, including the 2018 Surabaya church attack that killed a dozen bystanders. One suicide bomber was...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A small minority of Muslims have embraced extremist views and some have carried out deadly bombings, including the 2018 Surabaya church attack that killed a dozen bystanders. One suicide bomber was a woman, prompting many Indonesians to be wary of women who wear niqabs, a more conservative face veil where the only opening is a slit for the eyes" (para 9).
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"The rider, Idhanur, who like many Indonesians uses one name, is a 31-year-old teacher at an Islamic school in East Java who says that firing arrows from horseback while wearing her conservative veil, or niqab, improves her chances of going to heaven. Ms. Idhanur is part of a growing, peaceful movement of Muslim women who believe they can receive rewards from God through Islamic activities like wearing a niqab and practicing sports that the Prophet Muhammad is thought to have enjoyed. Many also say it offers protection from prying eyes and harassment by men in a country where unwanted sexual advances are common" (para 2-4). "A small minority of Muslims...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Ms. Idhanur is part of a growing, peaceful movement of Muslim women who believe they can receive rewards from God through Islamic activities like wearing a niqab and practicing sports that the Prophet Muhammad is thought to have enjoyed. Many also say it offers protection from prying eyes and harassment by men in a country where unwanted sexual advances are common" (para 3-4). "But for Aisyah Tajudin, 25, wearing a niqab is not enough. She also wears black gloves and a black mesh over her eyes, so that every inch is covered. She says that being exposed to men in public could lead to unwanted male attention and that having...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Conservative clerics, such as Indonesia’s vice president, Ma’ruf Amin, have gained a more prominent role in public life. And local governments have enacted more than 600 measures imposing elements of Shariah, or Islamic law, including requiring women to wear hijabs — a catchall for head scarves — to hide their hair" (para 8). "Concern that the niqab is associated with terrorism prompted Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, Fachrul Razi, a former army general, to call for a ban on employees’ and visitors’ wearing niqabs in government buildings. He fears that some government workers are being attracted to extremist thought and sees the niqab as a sign of radicalization. His regulation has...more
July 9, 2021, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"A group of Indonesian female cyclists have been forced to apologise for violating Islamic sharia laws by wearing 'sexy' clothes in a team photo. The nine women were summoned by authorities in the conservative province of Banda Aceh after a photo circulated online.The women were pictured in long-sleeved pink t-shirts and dark trousers, and most were not wearing headscarves under their helmets.The picture enraged the mayor who ordered officers to track the group down, and made the women undergo religious counselling. The women were pictured in long-sleeved pink t-shirts and dark trousers, and most were not wearing headscarves under their helmets'They have violated the Islamic sharia provisions in our province...more
June 25, 2021, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The whipping came a day after three people in Lhokseumawe, a district a few hours from Banda Aceh, were flogged 100 times each for having premarital sex, including a 19-year-old man who had relations with an underage girl. In December, two men caught having sex with underage girls were whipped 100 times each" (para 16-17).
June 25, 2021, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"A masked sharia officer known as an 'algojo' rained down between eight and 32 strokes from a rattan cane on their backs after they were caught with members of the opposite sex. The six men and five women - all in their late teens and early twenties - were rounded up by religious officers who caught them behaving amorously, a crime under local law. Authorities gave few details, but couples have been whipped in the past for cuddling or holding hands in public" (para 6-8).
June 25, 2021, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"Despite widespread criticism, public whipping is a common punishment for a range of offences in the deeply conservative region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage" (para 4).
June 25, 2021, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"One woman begged for mercy and another sobbed uncontrollably as Indonesia's Aceh arch-conservative province flogged 11 people for getting too close to members of the opposite sex. The six men and five women were rounded up by religious officers who caught them behaving amorously in public, a crime under local Islamic law" (para 1-2).
June 25, 2021, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"The six men and five women were rounded up by religious officers who caught them behaving amorously in public, a crime under local Islamic law" (para 2). "Despite widespread criticism, public whipping is a common punishment for a range of offences in the deeply conservative region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage" (para 4). "A masked sharia officer known as an 'algojo' rained down between eight and 32 strokes from a rattan cane on their backs after they were caught with members of the opposite sex. The six men and five women - all in their late...more
June 25, 2021, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Rights groups have slammed public caning as cruel, and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has called for it to end, but the practice has wide support among Aceh's population" (para 18).
June 21, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"At present, more than 50 countries have adopted NAPs for the implementation of resolution 1325, including 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region (according to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP] group of countries) which have adopted WPS action plans: Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste" (8).
June 18, 2021, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibiting indecent public acts serves as the basis for criminal complaints stemming from sexual harassment. Violations are punishable by imprisonment of up to two years and eight months and a small fine. Civil society and NGOs reported sexual harassment was a problem countrywide" (pg 24).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 7, 2021, 6:08 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the Republic of Indonesia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 29, paragraph 1 of this Convention and takes the position that any dispute relating to the interpretation or application of the Convention may only be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice with the agreement of all the parties to the dispute" (para 29).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 95% of births in Indonesia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .17 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Indonesia" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Indonesia was 24.1 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Indonesia was 24.1 per 10,000 population" (p 60).