Government plans to fight prostitution in Indonesia


A photo made available on 20 June 2014 of Indonesian sex workers hiding their faces behind newspapers at a brothel in city's red light district popularly known as Dolly, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, 19 June 2014.

The government announced a plan to close all 168 red-light districts across Indonesia by 2019, as it wants to deal with prostitution in the country.

The Indonesian government announced a plant to shut down all the 168 red-light districts, in an effort to minimize prostitution in Indonesia.

Indonesian daily, Jakarta Post, reported that Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa said that the government has already shut down 68 red-light districts, while another 100 would be closed down within three years. Indonesian authorities already managed to close Jakarta’s most notorious red-light districts, called Kalijodo, and replace them wi...

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