JAKARTA: A group of women in Indonesia, held a rally with short skirts to protest the governor's short statement cities Jakarta, Fauzi Bowo blaming theclothing as a source of group rape in the city.
Fauzi urged women not to wear short skirts when riding public transportation in the capital after a 27-year-old woman was attacked in a public mini-van earlier this month.
Apprehending the rapist, but police failed to trace one of the attacker the victim two weeks after the incident when the man suspected of driving a vehicle.
"We are here to express anger. Governor not only castigate the rapists, but blamed the women's clothing. This is discrimination, "said the operator of the demonstration, Chika Noya said.
By wearing the shirt and short skirt, she took to the main roundabout in the capital, holding banners written protest "Do not teach us how to dress, ask them not torape" and "Mini Skirt me my rights" and "Rape is a serious crime" .
Nova said the governor should ensure the safety of women in public transport.
A Caturani Dhyta protesters, who wore short skirts and shirts are exposed, said:
"The way women dress is not the cause of sexual violence,".
Bowo on Monday apologized for his statement but failed to convince the protesters.
Jakarta police recorded 41 rape cases this year up until September in the city with a population of 12 million, compared to 40 cases during the year 2010.
Caturani said the show inspired by noticing the Street Hookers phenomenon that began in Toronto in April in which hundreds of men and women protested in thestreets of a police constable made a comment that women should avoid dressinglike prostitutes to protect the victims. - AFP
From Berita Harian, 19th September 2011. Translated by Google's translator.
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I hope that the raper will be punished as how he should have been.
I hope the Muslim's women will not agree with the statement, because we should understand it better..
Men could not stand short and sexy wears because they are so sexually attractive.. Even a good man with good Iman has trouble to avoid their eyes from looking at them.. Even a bad person is highly driven to loss their rational.. indeed..
To be raped because of sexy attire is logical, and to avoid it is brilliant. To rape women is a sin and has to be punish is a must and for justice and prevention of recur. It is not only one side is guilty but both sides did played their influence to cause a rape case happens..
Ya Allah, protect us, Muslimahs and all women in the world from this bad bad situation and help us to avoid this happens to our families, friends, and all the women, ladies, teens, and kids we've known.. Amin..