In May 1966, a special congress of the Indonesian Women's Congress, Kowani, was called to endorse this consensus.
There's also been some progress in the leadership of Kowani, they've responded to the issue of violence.
For Muslims, a statute safeguarding women's rights comparable to the Muslim Ordinance of 1961 only came into effect in the different states in 1983-87.(167) Likewise, although Indonesian women had united as early as 1946 to form Kowani
(Indonesia Women's Congress), it was not until 1974 that the status of women in marriage was safeguarded by a Marriage Act which recognized the principle of monogamy in marriage and allowed polygamy only with prior approval from the first wife and a court of law.