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Indonesian city imposes 11pm curfew on women

Indonesian city imposes 11pm curfew on women

Activists have slammed the imposition of a curfew on women in the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province.
The measure, ordered by Mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal, prohibits women working in restaurants, sport centers, tourist attractions and Internet cafes from serving women after 11pm unless they are accompanied by their husbands or male family members, and children from being unaccompanied in public places after 10pm.
The local government in Aceh is considered more devout than elsewhere in the Muslim-majority nation, and obtained the right to implement a version of Islamic Shariah law in 2006 as part of a peace deal to end a separatist war.
Indonesia is a mostly Muslim nation that is in many respects socially conservative. Patriarchal attitudes are common in civil service, government and security force circles.


Updated : 2021-09-18 12:31 GMT+08:00