Interview with Baby Jim Aditya: Porn Bill Targets Women, Could Affect Sex Education

Hardline groups had pushed to pass the Porn Bill by the end of Ramadan, but a coalition of cultural activists, artists and women rights group have put pressure on the government to include more discussion about the controversial legislation before a vote. Among other things, the bill features an expansive view of pornography – one that would outlaw any form of “communicative message” that threatens the “normative values of society.”

The government now promises to hold forums – in Maluku, South Sulawesi, South Kalimantan and Jakarta – before voting on the bill.

I sat down with Baby Jim Aditya this week to discuss her views of the bill. Aditya is the founder and project director for Partisipasi Kemanusiaan, a group that works with Jakarta’s prison population. She has been doing HIV/AIDs education with sex workers and other high risk groups since the early 1990s.

Listen to Aditya speak about how the bill targets women (0:49).
http://www.dorianmerina.com/audio/BabyWomenBodies.mp3%20

Listen to Aditya speak about how the bill could affect sex education in Indonesia. (1:30)
http://www.dorianmerina.com/audio/BabySexEducation.mp3%20

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