Indonesia’s Islamisation: Swipe right for polygamy, left for women’s rights

CREEPING ISLAMISATION IN Southeast Asia’s Muslim-majority countries is threatening to undo recent progress in gender equality, say women’s rights advocates who are stepping up campaigns for greater legal protections. They say recent controversies, including the launch of a mobile dating app for polygamists in Indonesia, have highlighted how cultural and religious views are increasingly impeding efforts towards gender equality in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Make it prohibitively expensive for any man to indulge in his polygamous fantasies. Withdraw all social support, child tax benefits etc. Then add fees and levies.

  • DMB

    Indonesia is going to be paying a lot in welfare benefits to support these extra wives and children.