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  • ‘It was unnerving’: Female protesters harassed during International Women’s Day rally

    first_imgWhile many enjoyed a relatively peaceful and high-spirited International Women’s Day (IWD) rally in Jakarta on Sunday, some female protesters had the unfortunate experience of becoming the subject of harassment allegedly perpetrated by male protesters affiliated with labor groups during the event.The experience has been described as “traumatizing”, especially because the inappropriate conduct took place during an event dedicated to rallying against all forms of discrimination and violence against women.Rizqika Arrum Bakti, a gender studies postgraduate student and female activist, claimed that she noticed the disruptive behavior as she was marching alongside other women clad in red-and-white attire inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale in the front row of protesters on Sunday morning. However, none of them relented, resulting in a heated argument, she added.“These men kept causing a ruckus whenever a female orator stepped up to voice their aspirations,” Dea said.“The male protesters were mainly trying to address their concerns over the omnibus bill, but they should have done so in a way that wouldn’t overshadow or disrupt those who tried to voice their thoughts on issues that specifically threaten women.”She described the experience as troubling, given that the rally was supposed to serve as a safe space for women.The Women’s March Jakarta committee issued a statement on the issue on its official Instagram page on Monday, condemning the acts of harassment that took place during the IWD rally, as well as encouraging victims of harassment to report their experiences. She said a number of male protesters, who were largely rallying against the controversial job creation omnibus bill, had stared at her and fellow women protesters in the front row. The men later proceeded to take photos and videos of the women without their permission.“They were staring at us from head to toe. It was unnerving. I could tell we were being objectified,” Rizqika told The Jakarta Post over the phone on Tuesday.Read also: Video:Peaceful march calls for sweeping changes on International Women’s DayDentist and feminist activist Dea Safira Basori said she went on to confront the men, telling them that their behavior was inappropriate especially considering that they were taking part in an event primarily dedicated to women’s rights. “Speaking of security, we hereby condemn protesters who harassed women and minority groups, as well as those who dominate Gerak Perempuan [Women’s Movement against Violence Alliance],” @womensmarchjkt wrote.The Congress Alliance of Indonesian Labor Unions (KASBI) apologized for the harassment, which included catcalling and was allegedly perpetrated by workers affiliated with the organization. In a statement issued on Monday, the organization said it had carried out an internal investigation regarding the matter.“KASBI does not condone catcalling, as it is inappropriate behavior. If any KASBI member is found to have taken part in catcalling, we sincerely apologize to the victims and the Gerak Perempuan Alliance,” the organization wrote, adding that over 2,500 of its members from various regions participated in the IWD rally.The organization noted that its members did not participate in the event to specifically address feminist concerns, but rather to voice their opposition against the proposed omnibus law, which it said would only rob workers of their rights in the workplace.Rallies took place in several cities across the country to commemorate 2020 IWD on Sunday. Rallygoers in Yogyakarta took to the streets to protest against sexual violence against women at universities, while their counterparts in North Sumatra demanded the passage of the long-awaited antisexual violence bill. Topics :last_img read more

  • Ricardo: Leicester City are gradually improving

    first_img “It’s true that we take a point, we wanted better, we wanted to win, unfortunately we didn’t get the three points, but there’s still one point to have.” Ricardo felt City found it difficult to create space behind Wolves’ back five, but says his side was unfortunate not to find the back of the net on Friday night. We are in a good position, but we have to want more, we have to be ambitious, we have to keep working and getting points and be as high as possible in the table. He added: “They have a very good team, good players, they play together for I think the third year and it’s difficult to overrule them. “It’s difficult to exploit the space behind them because they defend in a low block, it’s difficult to find space, you have to be patient, we didn’t get a lot of chances, but with a little bit more luck we could’ve scored. Read Also:Here’s why Wilfred Ndidi is unhappy at Leicester City “We are in a good position, but we have to want more, we have to be ambitious, we have to keep working and getting points and be as high as possible in the table.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 During an entertaining encounter at Molineux Stadium, City battled to secure a point with 10 men after Hamza Choudhury was shown a second yellow card with just under 15 minutes to play. City were edged in a seven-goal thriller in the same fixture last campaign, and Ricardo says his team-mates have shown they are now capable of grinding results out during difficult circumstances. Ricardo told LCFC TV: “It was a difficult game, we had periods that we were better, periods where they were bad, we had the clean sheet and fortunately they didn’t score and after all it’s a good point. Leicester City defender Ricardo Pereira was pleased to come away from Molineux with a point. “I think it’s important that we improve, if we look back to last season, we had some games that we couldn’t draw and we lost at the end, the game here for example.Advertisement Promoted ContentHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… Ricardo Pereira believes Leicester City’s goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday was evidence of their improvement as a team.last_img read more

  • Ireland wait on Healy injury

    first_imgSimon Easterby admits it is not ideal that Cian Healy could arrive at the World Cup without full match fitness as the Ireland prop battles neck trouble. Forwards coach Easterby has backed 51-cap prop Healy to complete his protracted recovery from neck surgery in May in time for Ireland’s World Cup assault next month. Easterby remains hopeful the British and Irish Lions front-rower could yet feature in the latter phases of Ireland’s four World Cup warm-up contests. Ireland start their warm-up schedule against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, with Easterby conceding Healy’s situation is being monitored “week to week”. “It’s not ideal for any player not to get game time during this period, but we have to take a view of each individual and make sure we do the right thing by them,” said Easterby. “Cian is progressing nicely and working week to week with the medical team. “We’re giving him the best opportunity to get right over the next couple of weeks so we can hopefully include him towards the end of August. “He is doing his rehabilitation programme and it’s going according to plan. “It is a week to week thing and we don’t want to put too much pressure on his return. “I think he’s progressing nicely at the moment, but we’re not going to put any timescale on it.” After Saturday’s Cardiff clash, Ireland face Scotland, a return match against Wales in Dublin and a trip to Twickenham to face England to complete their World Cup warm-up run. Head coach Joe Schmidt’s men will start their World Cup assault by taking on Canada at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, September 19. Ireland will then meet Romania, Italy and France in their bid to top Pool D and secure the best-possible quarter-final draw. Boss Schmidt must finalise his 31-man squad on August 31, with fringe players clamouring to prove their worth across this month’s warm-up battles. Ireland will be at pains to give Healy as long as possible to prove his readiness for the World Cup, given his potency in both tight and loose exchanges. “The medical team are on top of things and they’re pretty comfortable about how it’s going,” said former Ireland flanker Easterby. “We have to obviously take advice from them in terms of where they feel Cian is and at the moment we’re just taking it week to week. “We don’t want to put any more pressure on the situation. “It’s a case of him going through the rehabilitation and that will hopefully continue to improve as we go week to week. “They’re Test matches and it’s important that we have guys who are fully fit. “That will be the case with all the players who might be coming back from surgery. We’ll make sure that we re-introduce them to game time as and when.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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