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Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: Indonesia
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Since the beginning of the twentieth century Indonesian women have been voicing their protest at conditions they considered oppressive. Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world: 90 percent of its 210 million inhabitants adhere to Islam, so much of women's protest was articulated in terms of Islamic teachings and practices. This multiethnic country has many local traditions in which male dominance is…

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Katjasungkana, Nursyahbani, “Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0134c>
First published online: 2009

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