Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Indonesia

Indonesia, a medium-income country with the world’s fourth largest population overall and the largest Muslim population, tends to be slightly below the global average on composite indexes. In spite of some advances, such as the new law on criminalising sexual violence, in recent years, there has been an increased backsliding on gender norms, women’s rights, and the rights of persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). At the same time, Indonesia has sought to position itself regionally as a leader on WPS in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This overview first covers key GESI-relevant Indonesian legislation and policy frameworks and key current GESI issues in Indonesia before delving into civil society priority campaigns and GESI priorities of donors operating in the context.

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