World Conference on Women


Rotem Lavi

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Topic A As the world's biggest Sunni-Muslim country, people may assume that Indonesia will follow the strict Shariya law, will limit women's rights and entrust women's freedom in their husband's wishes. We are pleased to say, that Indonesia is following the world increased modernization and includes Indonesian women in the process, since early 20's century by Dahlan's reforms. The main milestone in achieving the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Actions set on July 23rd when Megawati Sukarnoputri became the first women president, and the fifth women to lead a country with a majority population. In reviewing Indonesia's achievements of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Actions, we found that despite the progress In...