Dozens ofIndonesian women wearing miniskirts have protested in Jakarta after the citygovernor blamed rapes on provocative clothing.
The citygovernor had said women should not wear
short skirts when using publictransport
The activistscarried signs reading "My miniskirt, my right" and "Don't tellus how to dress; tell them not to rape."
On Friday,Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo warned females not to wear short skirts on publictransport in order to avoid being raped.
He quickly apologised,but his comments were widely publicised.
Earlierthis month a woman was gang-raped in a minivan in Jakarta late at night.
"Weare here to express our anger. Instead of giving heavy punishment to therapists, the governor blamed it on women's dress. This is discrimination,"protest co-ordinator Chika Noya told AFP news agency.
There havebeen more than 100,000 cases of violence against women so far this year inIndonesia, 4% of which were rape cases, according to the country's NationalCommission for Women's Affairs.