Women activists demand higher political representation, Indonesia

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Women activists demand higher political representation, Indonesia

Representatives of the government and the House of Representatives told a court hearing on Tuesday that the new legislative election law did not sideline women and was devised to empower them politically. They were responding to women activists’ claims that the law was discriminatory against women for not strictly requiring political parties to ensure that at least 30 percent of their executives are females. The activists, calling themselves the Women Coalition, are requesting that the Constitutional Court amend the law, arguing that the 2012 Legislative Election Law is against their constitutional rights. 

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