Violence Against Indonesian Women Pervades Society

Violence against women is all too frequently identified with issues of domestic life, but a program director in Indonesia emphasized on Women’s Solidarity day, violence is closely linked to discriminatory laws and in the work place. Environmental changes frequently impact the agricultural world in which many Indonesian women toil. Ochida, a head of Women and Conflict of Natural resources Division, notes the growth of mining is not only an environmental disaster for the nation, but it has resulted in the loss of many agricultural jobs. Mining has also led to a high increase of acute respiratory diseases and reproductive illness.

It is time to examine issues of violence against women in a broader context since the work world and environmental change has rarely been examined through a feminist perspective.