Indonesian women’s groups are calling for the repeal of a law which makes it illegal to wear a headscarf.
Key points:The law comes in response to a court decision that women in Indonesia must cover their hair when in public for religious reasonsThe group said it had received over 100 calls to remove the law from the websiteThe organisation said it has received over 200,000 calls to take action against the banSince the law was passed in February 2016, more than 200,00 people have called to remove it from the Facebook page of the Indonesian Women’s Forum (IWF).
The group says that more than 90,000 people have been called to take actions against the law.
The law is an attempt to prevent women from wearing headscarves in public.
The Indonesian Women have a legal right to wear headscarfs in public, but this has not always been the case.
In the past, the women’s group has taken action against a number of laws which were in violation of the constitution, and even against the laws which the group said were discriminatory.
On February 12, 2016, a judge in the Aceh province, Sulaiman Nurmant, issued a decision banning the wearing of headscarved religious headscarbs in public places and schools.
The group, which has about 300 members, called for the abolition of the ban on February 13.
The Indonesian Women Foundation (IWF) said on February 15 that it had collected over 100,000 signatures against the legislation, with more than 80,000 signed up to take the action against it.
“The government has made it mandatory to wear the headscarff, and this law has caused a lot of anxiety and frustration for women,” the group’s president, Aminu Musa, told reporters on Tuesday.
“We have received over 250,000 emails from women.
I want to call on the government to repeal the law.”
The Indonesian women have called for a boycott of cosmetics, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toothpastes, and nail products which they say are discriminatory against women.
“These products are harmful to our health and have the potential to cause permanent harm,” said Aminu.
The government responded to the boycott by ordering a review of the law and the removal of the offending products.
The IWF said the ban was imposed in the name of religious freedom.
“But our country is a democracy, and the Indonesian people have the right to decide what they want to wear in public,” Aminu said.
“This law will not protect women’s rights, but it will allow discrimination.”