The Number of Women Suffering from Sexual Violence and A Review of Government Regulations in 2021

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The Number of Women Suffering from Sexual Violence and A Review of Government Regulations in 2021

Cases of sexual violence in Indonesia have a large number. Based on Komnas Perempuan, there were 299,911 cases throughout 2020. Various kinds of sexual violence experience such as rape, sexual abuse, and so on. Violence against women is a struggle for freedom that involves women as objects of violence, causing physical loss or injury, psychological disorders in women.

Violence against women has become a global concern. This is because violence against women has a relationship with human rights that have been inherent in every human being, no matter male or female. These human rights can be in the form of civil and political rights, social, economic, and cultural rights to feel freedom and develop. It is so important to understand women’s rights and the risks that occur when there is violence against women, so this article will provide a discussion about it.

The latest case of violence against women

Violence against women everywhere

Throughout the year, the public is treated to cases of violence and sexual harassment against women. In this digital year, there are many cases of sexual violence in the digital realm. This can happen because virtual interactions are more frequent during a pandemic. This form of violence is in the form of distributing pornographic images and videos without the consent of the person concerned.

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about violence against women in the world of education, especially universities. As happened at Gajah Mada University in 2017, what happened to Agni. He experienced sexual violence from a colleague while undergoing a Real Work Lecture for the period July-August 2017 on Seram Island, Maluku. Unfortunately, the campus responded to this case by giving a minor violation.

This sexual harassment case also occurred at the University of Riau. This case has been known to the public since there were uploads on Twitter and Instagram on November 4, 2021 which detail the incidents of sexual harassment experienced by the victim during thesis guidance. The victim’s initial action by complaining to the secretary of the department disappointed the victim because she was advised not to tell about this incident.

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The impact on the victim

Women haunted by fear

Sexual harassment of women usually has a psychological impact on the victim. Many of them experience trauma and stress that interfere with the functioning of their brain development. Other psychological attacks experienced by victims include :  unstable emotions, fear and anxiety, feel ashamed and inferior.

In addition, victims can also feel the impact physically. Sexual violence and harassment can be a means of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Various internal injuries and bleeding can also occur in some cases severe enough to damage the victim’s internal organs. In some cases it can even lead to death.

Furthermore, victims can also feel the impact physically. Sexual violence and harassment can be a means of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Various internal injuries and bleeding can also occur in some cases severe enough to damage the victim’s internal organs. In some cases it can even lead to death

How to deal with sexual harassment in Indonesia

Justice can’t be careless

The government has prepared a strategy to continue tackling violence against women. The strategy includes affirmation of regulations in legislation, provision of victim services, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation. Various things are also sought to prevent violence by strengthening institutions, synchronizing policies between ministries and institutions.

Due to the many sexual violence that occurs at universities, Nadiem Makarim as the minister of education, culture, research and technology has issued the Minister of Education and Culture Regulation Number 30 of 2021 concerning the Prevention and Handling of Sexual Violence in Higher Education. This rule takes effect from September 3, 2021.

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