Indonesian Government Demands Evidence of Mass Rapes
Several Indonesian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have publicized the systematic rape of approximately 150 women of ethnic Chinese origin during May 1998 riots, in which more than 1,000 people were murdered.
The Indonesian government has accused these NGOs of "spreading rumors" and plan to question all those who continue to claim that the mass-rapes occurred. Police chief Lieutenant-General Roesmanhadi said that persons who could not provide "proof" that the rapes occurred would be questioned.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .