Indonesian students in a classroom in South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
Indonesian students in a classroom in South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesian schoolgirls face ‘harassment’ amid growing pressure to wear the hijab

  • The religious attire has become enshrined in the country’s culture – with devastating effects on the mental health of some women and girls forced to wear it
  • Due to ambiguous government policy, about 75 per cent of Indonesia’s Muslim female population today wear the hijab, while only 5 per cent did in the late 1990s

Indonesian students in a classroom in South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
Indonesian students in a classroom in South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
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