Minister rejects proposal for sex education | The Jakarta Post

Responding to demands that proper sex education be taught in schools in order to protect children from rape, Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh said that it was unnecessary as it could promote indecency among the country’s youth. “According to our traditions, it is indecent to talk about it, and that is my standpoint. I don’t believe we need that …

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Piece of Mind: In the Story of the Gerwani Women, Truth and False Memories

Faiza Mardzoeki Last month I visited the Monumen Pancasila Sakti at Lubang Buaya, Jakarta, for the first time. Those two words, “Lubang Buaya” (crocodile hole), have been on my mind since I was in primary school in the 1980s, attending Pancasila morality classes and history classes, where we had to study the 30th September Movement, the so-called G30S/PKI coup attempt. …

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Piece of Mind: In the Story of the Gerwani Women, Truth and False Memories

Faiza Mardzoeki Last month I visited the Monumen Pancasila Sakti at Lubang Buaya, Jakarta, for the first time. Those two words, “Lubang Buaya” (crocodile hole), have been on my mind since I was in primary school in the 1980s, attending Pancasila morality classes and history classes, where we had to study the 30th September Movement, the so-called G30S/PKI coup attempt. …

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Grace Susetyo talks to feminist playwright Faiza Mardzoeki about the present status of women in Indonesian society and her recent production

thebuzz – Volume 2 Number 7 : April 2011 Women in Indonesia — Striving for Equal Rights Celebrated yearly on April 21, Kartini’s birthday stands as a reminder of the remarkable progress Indonesia has made over the past two centuries in achieving greater equality for women. Grace Susetyo talks to feminist playwright Faiza Mardzoeki about the present status of women in Indonesian …

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