SOCIAL JUSTICE

Women's March in Jakarta March 05, 2018

An estimated 1,200 women including children and students as well as women's rights activists from different communities took part in the second Women's March held in Indonesia to push for new regulations to protect women from violence.

Under the hashtag #LawanBersama (fight together), they carried banners with various messages and walked about 2.5 kilometers through the city center and gathered at a park in the National Monument area overlooking the State Palace on March 3, five days ahead of the International Women's Day.

Besides marching, the five-hour program also included speeches and art performances.

The first Women's March was held last year when nearly 1,000 participants demanded equal rights. 

(Photos by Katharina R. Lestari/ucanews.com)

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