This episode is about an ongoing news story — we recorded the episode on Tuesday, October 1st.
In this episode, Stephanie chats with Anindya “Vivi” Restuviani, a leading feminist and social activist in Indonesia and co-director of Hollaback! Jakarta, an organization dedicated to fighting harassment in Indonesia. Vivi was part of the recent protests that erupted over the last week in Jakarta, as thousands of students and protestors gathered to protest Parliament’s decision to pursue the legislation of draconian bills such as RKUHP (Revision of the Penal Code), UU KPK (a bill that will weaken the independent Corruption Eradication Commission), and others. We talk about some of the details of these bills — including the infamous “premarital sex ban” that is part of the RKUHP — and the fears students and protestors have if these bills were passed into law. As the fight to preserve Indonesia’s democracy continues, both on the streets and in government buildings, we hope this conversation can be the first of many between all of us in civic society to discuss the future of our nation.
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