An Indonesian woman tried to report an attempted rape. She was turned away for being unvaccinated

It was late in the afternoon on October 17 when Sarinah (not her real name) heard a knock on the back door of the home she shares with her mother and younger sister in a village in Indonesia’s ultraconservative Aceh province.

Home alone and still new to the neighbourhood, the 19-year-old wondered who would be visiting. When she opened the door, a strange man grabbed her, covered her mouth so she could not scream and tried to rip off her clothes.

What happened next was a bit of a blur as Sarinah fell and hit her head during the struggle, according to legal aid worker Muhammad Qodrat. She was later found unconscious by her mother. In piecing the events together, Sarinah believes she was not raped as the perpetrator heard the sound of her mother’s motorbike and fled.