Regional Articles Archives for June 2011

JASS Indonesia has joined more than 130 national, regional and international women’s and human rights organizations to demand the immediate repeal of the newly-issued government regulation permitting female circumcision (‘sunat perempuan’).

The debate is heating up around a controversial national reproductive health bill currently before the Senate. Thirty-five women involved with JASS Philippines have launched an aggressive campaign to put women’s perspectives front and centre in the debate in an attempt to counterbalance the fierce opposition, particularly from the Catholic hierarchy.