Momentum for Pesantren Reform
Sexual violence in pesantrens (Islamic boarding school) in Bandung can be attributed to the lack of oversight on religion-based education institutions. Pesantrens should no longer be allowed to operate as closed institutions.
SEXUAL violence in Manarul Huda Islamic Boarding School and Madani Boarding School in Bandung must never recur. The religious affairs ministry must come up with a set of stringent regulations for pesantren and other religious boarding schools to prevent such incidents from happening again. Pesantrens must become open institutions that are no longer managed according to the whims and fancies of their owners.
The scale of brutality in these cri...
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