Indonesian women demonstrate against polygamy in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Polygamy in Indonesia: why some men are promoting it again, and what a leading women’s rights expert thinks about that

It’s not illegal in Indonesia for a Muslim to have more than one wife, but it’s frowned upon; that hasn’t deterred pro-polygamy activists, whose activities a critic says are a sign of ‘moral panic’ about extramarital sex in the country

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Indonesian women demonstrate against polygamy in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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