Stevie Emilia, The Jakarta Post
Jakarta / Tue, August 11, 2020
Calls for investments in young people have increased dramatically in recent years.
But the year 2020 is proving to be a difficult, life changing year as the pandemic has exposed deep inequalities in income, access to basic services and social protection for young people.
Stevie Emilia and Rita Widiadana
The Jakarta Post, Tue, July 21, 2020
Just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc, leaders from across the globe, including Indonesia, reaffirmed their commitment to advancing the sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of their people.
The commitments were made during the 25th anniversary of the landmark Program of Action of the International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi in November 2019.
By Miriam Berger
July 15, 2020
It has been five months — a bit more than half the length of an average pregnancy — since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.
With millions of people cut off from reproductive health care and stuck at home, some experts predicted that the crisis would create the conditions for a baby boom, at least in some countries. Other analysts predicted a baby bust, driven by economic and social instability.
ASEAN Underground Abortion
6 July 2020
Abortion is an extremely taboo topic in some parts of conservative Southeast
ASEAN member states such as the Philippines and Lao do not permit abortion.
Whereas Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand only allow abortion if a medical
practitioner deems that continuing the pregnancy poses a danger to the mother’s
life and health.
Fetal Remains Found in Septic Tank at Illegal Abortion Clinic
BY :BAYU MARHAENJATI
FEBRUARY 18, 2020
The Jakarta Police raided an illegal abortion clinic in Central Jakarta and found fetal remains disposed in a septic tank, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.
Three suspects were arrested for running the illegal clinic at a rented home on Jalan Paseban Raya, Senen, with police saying they had been convicted of the same crime before.
INDONESIA – Proposed new criminal code related to sexual relations and much more leads to protest demonstrations
Oct 4, 2019
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
There is bad news from Indonesia. The government has apparently finalised a new criminal code with over 600 clauses that has been in the drafting stage for decades. Clauses related to sexual relations, adultery, sex work, abortion, contraception, blasphemy, and much more are very restrictive and criminalise many new behaviours and people. Abortion would be illegal unless it is a medical emergency or due to rape and would carry a four-year prison sentence. Sex before marriage would be criminalised and could result in a one-year prison term. Living together outside marriage could lead to a six-month prison sentence. Extra-marital sex would be punishable by up to one year in prison. The bill also stipulates new laws on discussions of sex education and contraception. Insulting the president, vice president, religion, state institutions and symbols such as the flag and national anthem would be illegal. The definition of blasphemy is also altered. The bill recognises any “living law”, potentially including hundreds of local sharia or customary laws that discriminate against women, LGBT people and religious minorities. And there is more such as concerns about press freedom, serious problems in West Papua, and the environment.
Five busted in Klaten for allegedly running online abortion clinic
Ganug Nugroho Adi
The Jakarta Post
Thu, March 14, 2019
The Klaten Police arrested five people last Friday for allegedly running an online abortion clinic in Ceper, Klaten, Central Java.
The suspects were identified as Agung Nugroho and his wife, Anisa Puspitasari, as well as Ariyanti, a local midwife. Agung and Anis allegedly offered abortion services on a LINE messaging app under the handle Nindira. The police also arrested Dian Arisa and Yoga Janu, a couple who allegedly used the clinic’s service.
Indonesian incest rape victim, 15, could be sent back to jail for having an abortion
By Tasha Wibawa
Sep 23, 2018
An appeal against the acquittal of a 15-year-old rape victim who was charged with illegal abortion in Indonesia has been condemned by local activists, who say the move is a backward step for the protection of women.
A regional prosecution office launched the appeal, saying it wanted the case to serve as a lesson to others considering aborting a pregnancy, the Jakarta Post reported.
Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother
Published Aug 27, 2018
JAMBI (AFP) - A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother and then sentenced to jail for having an abortion has been freed, a court spokesman said on Monday (Aug 27).
The case drew international headlines and was slammed by rights groups, which have frequently criticised the nation's restrictive abortion laws.
Failed by Indonesia: the girl, 15, raped by her brother and jailed for abortion
The grisly truth behind a baby’s death has caused an outcry in a country where abortion laws take scant heed of circumstance
Kate Lamb in Jambi
Thu 16 Aug 2018
Fika* gave birth alone in her room at night. The baby came out alive.
According to her testimony, the 15-year-old from Sumatra cut the umbilical cord with a razor and then the baby went limp and died. She held it up, but it didn’t cry.
After that she wrapped the tiny body in a tablecloth and hid it under her bed, she told her lawyer. At dawn she buried it in a shallow grave next to a palm tree by her house.