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:

The Workshop - one of the activities of the SWG Year 3 Workplan - was for Asian project partners and SWG members. Another Workshop was organized for African project partners and SWG members in December 2011 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The implementation of Islamic Sharia Qanun in Aceh has contributed to increased violence against women. This can be seen in the implementation of Islamic Sharia in Aceh that was focused on the matter of women's clothing, which also limited women's mobility, as can be seen on the case of the removal of the woman subdistrict head in the Bireun regency. Therefore, SP Aceh saw that violence against women in Aceh is directly impacted by the politicization of religion by concerned parties in Aceh.

The project was designed to address the issue of gender based violence against women that has become an endemic in Pakistani society and is taking a very heavy toll on the confidence, self-esteem and physical, mental and psychological health and even life of the targeted girls and women. It aimed at elimination /mitigation of the effects of the below listed factors that become instrumental in pacing up the discriminatory and violent behavior and conduct against women.

The activities that were carried out led to the public's awareness of where the policy was implemented, which was in the villages and at the South Sulawesi province level. Overall the activity that was carried out has given an overview to the public about the series of activities that took place during the period of March to July 2009. The series of activities are as follows:

1.1              Public Campaign (Mass Action and Brochures Distribution)

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan’s Agenda 21. SDPI's research program is multi-disciplinary and problem-oriented. It is an iterative and flexible program that evolves and changes with policy needs, research capacity and interest. There has been negligible research to determine how many women own land and how many control land.

Inheritance Reform of Rights at Home project of Sisters in Islam is a progressive Muslim women's rights group.

The WIPR Working Group participated in the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing+15 (Oct 22-24 October 2009, Quezon City, Philippines) by producing a position paper “Addressing men-made disasters: how women have been dispossessed of rights to land, food security and livelihood”, which waspresented on its behalf by Roya Rahmani at the Forum.

 

Ms.Khawar Mumtaz is a renowned Pakistani develoment activist and writer on Gender and Reproductive Health issues. She is associated with Shirkat Ghah, Women Resource Centre, Lahore,Pakistan.
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