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Fishing Indonesia

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With 13,667 islands to boast of, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago. Fishing Indonesia forms one of the primary occupations of the natives as it brings home a large number of fishes which are used for consumption as well as exports.
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The article talks about how Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and fishing in Indonesia is one of the primary occupations of the natives as it brings home a large numbers of fishes which are used for consumption as well as export. It is also a source of income for Indonesians which is readily available to them. Fishing is more important for the villagers living on the coast since it’s the only source for their trading business and a way for them to make money. Previously fishing in Indonesia was done using the traditional methods and equipments. But now the government has taken over the responsibility to provide facilities and introduce new improved fishing techniques.

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Indonesia-SOCIAL CLASSES

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Indonesia-SOCIAL CLASSES

from the Country Studies Program, formerly the Army Area Handbook Program
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The article SOCIAL CLASSES talk about the social stratification in Indonesia. Earlier the definition and function of social classes in Indonesia was controversial. Scholars and policy analytics debated the degree to which social classes could be considered “upper class”. Although few argued that Indonesia could be defined in ethic, economic, religious and political terms. Defining lower class was difficult because they had less to do with class than with economic, religion and community ties.

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Ending Forced Marriage Through Advocacy | Say NO - UNiTE

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Vidya Sri is an American woman in the United States who founded Gangashakti to engage in community advocacy on the issue of forced marriage.  "Ganga" refers to the Ganges river which symbolizes the feminine, life- giving energy on our planet.
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Vidya Sri is an American woman who helps with the issue of forced marriage. She believes forced marriage is a global problem and hence needs to be solved. She does workshops to raise the awareness for forced marriage and her goal is to increase the communication within local communities to bring a control over this practice and to determine individual's choices.

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The girl from the coast!

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The unidentified central character of the book is a young girl form a fishing village who lives with her parents on the coast of java. When she's fourteen the local Bendoro sends a word to her family about her being his wife. The girl's parents filled with all hope and excitement agrees for the marriage and sets off with their daughter to the Bendoro's house in the city. There they find a disturbing omen for their daughter with a lady caring the baby in her arms, child of a previous wife who had been divorced by Bendoro. The servant, Mbok becomes her personal assistant and care taker who tells her stories and advices her to adjust to the new ways of the aristocracy. The old lady is very gentle and kind to the girl and at the same time knows her duty of serving the Bendoro and the young mistress. The girl's husband- bendoro, is a devout Muslim and wants the girl to learn the prayers too. Leaving her simple fishing village life the girl finds herself in a very difficult situation with no skills to cope with the new environment she's in. Eventually she learns that her marriage is no more than a "practice" marriage, where she is just suppose to look and care after her husband. But for her, the husband becomes a central figure where her days are spent just waiting for his one visit to her room.

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This is an overview of women’s struggle for equal voice in society among different parts of the country. It focuses on women’s rights, which involves changing legal practices but also social and cultural norms in all cultures.  Women in many cultures are treated as minors with little or no right to manage or inherit the property. Some countries also deny the voting right for women. Freedom of movement in public is also constrained for many women in Muslim countries. Women’s rights are unbalanced all around the world, with women in developed countries with higher socioeconomic class experience equal or greater amount of cultural and legal rights than the women in non-developed countries.

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The article talks about the marriages in Indonesia which they tend to last from a week to a year or more. Of course it involves the girl from a poor family who is sent off to a guy. Usually the girl is referred to as a “short-term wife” because the guy she got married to might have another wife. This is a part of their culture even though it’s not legal and considered fair. Indonesian women's rights activist Maria Ulfah calls this practice “Prostitution”. Most of the woman gets married more than 5-6 times. Many women’s movements in Indonesia are trying to bring an end to this male-dominated society where girls are treated with no respect. But now more people are getting aware of this issue and trying to bring a control over it.

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National Geographic Live! - Too Young to Wed

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair and writer Cynthia Gorney investigate the world of prearranged child marriage, where girls as young as five are forced to wed.
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Photographer Stephanie Sinclair and writer Cynthia Gorney goes around the world to dig more about child marriage, where they find heart wrenching situations and disturbing events women all around the world are going through. They are forced to marry when they are as young as five. In the middle of the video the writer talks about a very poor village in India where the only option for a girl growing up was to have sex with a young man, which in that culture allows her to outcast throughout her life. Child force marriage is one of the developed issues around the world and results in abusive and deadly consequences.

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Indonesia

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Java is the most developed island in Indonesia. It is surrounded by Java sea on its north and Indian ocean in the south. People's economy in Java is mostly relied on fishing and rice plantation. Fishing is more imporatnt for the people living on the coast because it's the only source for their trading buiseness and a way for them to make money. Fishing is also one of the mojor activities for tourists in Indonesia, where they enjoy both the safe and natural experience of seascape.

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Jaipong Dancer: A sweeping story of love, hate and moral corruption set against a backdrop of political unrest in Indonesia: Patrick Sweeting: 9789814358736: Amazon.com: Books

Jaipong Dancer: A sweeping story of love, hate and moral corruption set against a backdrop of political unrest in Indonesia [Patrick Sweeting] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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The book, Jaipong Dancer is the painful story of a young Javanese dancer named Yahyu who, migrated to sumatra with her family to find a better life, living and is trying to run from a forced marriage but instead gets involved in the violent struggle for sumatras independence from Jakarta. During this journey she faces love, hatred and sextual slavery.

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The article GENDER takes us through the insightful journey of women's in Islam according to Quran and how they are treated unequally and does not have equal rights. The article talks about men being in charge of women because they excel over them and are also financially responsible for them. On other hand Men can marry as many as four wives on condition that each one should be treated equally. Women are thoroughly considered to lower their gaze and be modest to their husbands and to the men’s in the society. Their main jobs are to look and take care of their family and need not to work to provide financial support to the family since it was the husband’s duty.

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