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UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Indonesia (CEDAW 24-11-2021)
The Committee considered the eighth periodic report of Indonesia (CEDAW/C/IDN/8) at its 1827th and 1829th meetings (CEDAW/C/SR.1827 and CEDAW/C/SR.1829), held on 28 and 29 October 2021. The list of issues and questions raised by the pre-sessional working group is contained in CEDAW/C/IDN/Q/8, and the responses of Indonesia are contained in CEDAW/C/IDN/RQ/8.
E. Principal areas of concern and recommendations
Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons
- The Committee is concerned about discriminatory legislation and provincial and municipal ordinances against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, including the Islamic Criminal Code in Aceh. It also notes with concern the prevalence of discriminatory practices against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons, such as social exclusion, acts of hate speech and abuse, and arbitrary detention by the police.
- The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Adopt legislative and policy measures to combat gender-based violence and discrimination against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons, including hate speech and physical, verbal and emotional abuse;
(b) Protect the human rights of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons in all areas covered by the Convention and conduct awareness-raising activities to address their stigmatization in society.