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.
The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat.
Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St. . . .