Human Rights Watch Condemns ‘Virginity Tests’ For Women Police Recruits In Indonesia

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Female aspiring police officers in Indonesia are being forced to undergo ‘virgin tests’, a human rights organisation reports.
Following a recruitment drive earlier this year, 7,000 women are currently undergoing training in Indonesia, after fulfilling a number of criteria.
In order to become a policewoman, a candidate must be aged 17.5-22 years, follow a religion, be at least 5ft5in, not need glasses and: be a virgin.

‘In addition to the medical and physical tests, women who want to be policewomen must also undergo virginity tests, so all women who want to become policewomen should keep their virginity,’ the Indonesian police states on its website. – READ MORE



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