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100 Women: The Indonesian rape survivor turning her scars into song

Indonesian singer-songwriter and rape survivor Kartika Jahja tries to empower young girls to feel comfortable with their own bodies.

Jahja, better known as Tika, wrote the song My Body, My Authority which sparked controversy amongst conservative Muslims in her country. She told us why it took 26 years to come out as a rape survivor and why she wants her music to start a conversation about women's equality.

Produced by: Vlogger Sacha Stevenson and BBC Indonesian's Christine Franciska

What is 100 women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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  • 16 Jan 2017
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