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Political Prisoners: Indonesia
(2,893 words)

Frequently women are treated as second-class citizens of their society after their spouses. Yet, women are in the first rank of victims when there is a social or political change in the society. In politics (at least in Indonesia) women's roles have been socially constructed so that they have no appropriate function on the stage. Women are merely “involved,” not the decision-makers. Thus, it is no wond…

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Taufik, Ahmad, “Political Prisoners: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0126a>
First published online: 2009

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