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The Indonesian police force vowed to¬†abandon¬†the use of so-called ‚Äúvirginity test‚ÄĚ for female civil servants in 2015, but a new report indicates that the country‚Äôs military has still not followed suit.

Human Rights Watch has called upon President Joko ‚ÄúJokowi‚ÄĚ Widodo to end the practice, which involves a ‚Äútwo-finger test‚ÄĚ invasion of the bodies of women soldiers. The test is supposed to determine whether or not a woman‚Äôs hymen has been ‚Äúbroken‚ÄĚ from sex, but has absolutely no scientific basis. The thinking behind this is that whether a woman is a virgin or not is an indicator of her mental health and morality‚ÄĒagain, not a notion verified by science or basic human decency. From Human Rights Watch:

‚ÄúThe Indonesian government‚Äôs continuing tolerance for abusive ‚Äėvirginity tests‚Äô by the security forces reflects an appalling lack of political will to protect the rights of Indonesian women,‚ÄĚ said Nisha Varia, women‚Äôs rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch.

Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto says that women in the police force are still tested for venereal disease, but only by female personnel. No comment was offered from the Indonesian army. HRW has reported that virginity tests have gone on for decades and that in some cases, the fiancées of military officers have been subjected to the test.

Women who spoke with Human Rights Watch said the test was ‚Äúpainful, embarrassing, and traumatic,‚ÄĚ and the organization reports that even women who ‚Äúfailed‚ÄĚ the test don‚Äôt necessarily face punishment from the military. It‚Äôs really just a thing done to humiliate women for no reason, as we all suspected.