Religious Freedom, Military Accountability, Women’s Rights Among Issues for Action
(New York, August 29, 2014) – Indonesia’s newly elected president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, should focus efforts on tackling the country’s persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter
to the president-elect.
Human Rights Watch made specific recommendations on issues concerning religious freedom, impunity of the security forces, women’s rights, free expression, Papua, domestic workers, child migrants, corruption, and indigenous land rights.
“As president, Widodo should reverse the failings of the previous administration by giving priority to the human rights problems that have gotten worse over the past decade,” said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The new president needs to act decisively to signal that his government will protect the rights of all Indonesians and roll back the country’s culture of ...
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Indonesia: Mount Sinabung Disaster Response Experts Discuss Improvements For Emergency Operations
Source: World Food Programme
MEDAN – The experience of emergency responders during the recent eruptions of Mount Sinabung volcano will help experts to better plan assistance for other potential disasters, such as Mount Slamet, high-level government officials and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.
The acknowledgement came at a workshop hosted by WFP in Medan to capture lessons learned on the logistics aspects of the Mount Sinabung emergency response.
In the workshop, emergency response experts from the Government and non-governmental institutions reflected on the disaster management operations that took place when Mount Sinabung erupted between November 2013 and February this year, leaving 16 people dead and 32,000 people displaced from their homes.
In an immediate response to the disaster, WFP and the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), supported by the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), launched ...
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