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Indonesia: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: 78th Pre-sessional Working Group, 13-17 July 2020

, Index number: ASA 21/2516/2020

Although the Indonesian government has taken positive steps to fulfil its pledge to combat violence against women and eliminate prejudice against women, Amnesty International is concerned that women and girls in Indonesia continue to face barriers in fully exercising their human rights in law, policy and practice. In this document, Amnesty International highlights five areas of concern. They include discrimination in palm oil businesses, decentralisation and gender-based discrimination, abortion and threat of criminalisation, lack of protection for domestic workers, and regressive steps towards women workers in the Omnibus Bill on job creation.

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