Indonesian Campaign to review the anti-Pornography Law
Since the enactment of Indonesia's pornography law No. 44 in 2008, the women’s activists coalition of South Sulawesi rejected the bill and urged the government to withdraw the law. Their legal effort - a judicial review of this pornography act - was rejected by the constitutional court.
Outline of why the women's coalition rejected this pornography law:
- This act does not take side to the society, especially women, and the tendency of the act is to blame women.
- By the enactment of the act, so diversity and pluralism in Indonesia is not recognized.
- The tendency of the act is about criminalization towards the victims, especially female victims.
- By the enactment of this act, the people will also get the role (perpetrator of violence) from the police or other officials to capture or raided both suspects and victims who allegedly conduct pornography action.
- The point is, it is not giving any human rights protection to the people, especially women and it does not respect art creativity in the society, and the fact is that this act kills the scientific world especially those dealing with human anatomy.