Aceh enforces women trouser ban

Police in Indonesian province forbid women from wearing tight pants in public.

    Tight trousers are off limits to women in West Aceh, Indonesia.

    The Sharia police stop women who break the dress code, forcing them to wear a long skirt handed out by the government.

    The policy is supposed to enforce Sharia law in Aceh, but critics say it distracts attention from economic problems in the region.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Meulaboh in Aceh province.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.