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International Women's Day Indonesia

When General Suharto and the military seized power in 1965 killing at least 1 million and interning thousands more without trial, the Indonesian Communist Party affiliated women's mass organisation Gerwani was effectively obliterated. It was not until the overthrow of Suharto in May 1998 that women were again able commemorates IWD, with the first action in 32 years held on March 8, 1999, when police arrested more than 200 protestors in separate demonstrations around the country.

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