Tsunami Aftermath: Violations of Women’s Human Rights in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia

The December 26, 2004 tsunami that devastated the people in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam elicited unprecedented response from the international community, including industrial nations that have been providing considerable assistance to the Indonesian government before the tsunami. Such an immense response should have brought significant results in restoring lives of the tsunami affected Acehnese communities. In reality, very little of the funds and assistance reached the tsunami survivors, particularly women and children. Acehnese women continued to face injustice and extraordinary discrimination in the tsunami aftermath.