Women and girls face multiple barriers in fulfilling their sexual and reproductive rights in Indonesia – barriers which are rooted in gender discrimination. A range of laws, policies and practices are discriminatory and reinforce gender stereotyping. The Indonesian government has pledged to uphold the UN Millennium Development Goals. But if it is going to reduce gender inequality and improve maternal health in the country, then it must ensure that women and girls can enjoy their sexual and reproductive rights free from coercion, discrimination and the threat of criminalization.
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