Activists holding a vigil for a teenage girl who was raped and murdered in 2016 [File: Dita Alangkara/AP]

Jakarta, Indonesia – Government efforts to tackle sexual violence in Indonesia have triggered a backlash from conservative religious groups and others claiming the proposed law violates Muslim values, puts too much emphasis on women’s rights and promotes sex outside marriage.

Backed by an aggressive social media campaign, an online petition calling for parliament to reject

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