348,446 Cases of Violence Against Women During 2017

By : Dina Astria And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, March 08 2018 - 16:00 IWST

Komnas Perempuan (Foto Dok VoaNews)
Komnas Perempuan (Foto Dok VoaNews)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) said that more and more women who are victims of violence dare to report.

This is seen from 348,446 cases of violence against women reported and handled during 2017, while in 2016 there were 259,150 cases reported "From the data we can interpret as today more victims dare to report, the community also increasingly believe in women's problem service institutions," said Komnas Perempuan Commissioner Mariana Amiruddin when giving "Komnas Perempuan 2018 Annual Record "in Jakarta, Wednesday (7/3/2018).

Based on the data collected the most prominent types of violence against women are domestic violence or personal realms that reach 9,609 reports.

Of the reports, 5,167 cases were violence against wives, followed by violence against girls as many as 2,227 cases and violence in courtship of 1,873 cases.

In the public domain and community violence against women there were 3,528 cases where as much as 76 percent of the violence in the public sphere was sexual violence mostly committed by people closest to friends or neighbors.

In addition to Komnas Perempuan violence also noted a new form of violence against women that is femicide or murder because of female victims.

"Even the form of violence is exacerbated by mutilation," she said.

Not only that violence against women increasingly diverse and cross spaces such as violence on the virtual world (cyber).

"Violence against women is increasingly diverse and cross-spaced, while the prevention and handling system is moving slowly," she said.

Komnas Perempuan requested the Ministry of Child Protection and Protection to ensure that the substance and mechanisms of the Law on the Elimination of Domestic Violence are carried out by all parties, especially the protection of victims and access to justice for victims and the punishment to prevent impunity.

They also asked the Indonesian National Police to do nationwide and massive documentation on femicide crime as a form of climactic crime from violence against women to map causes, patterns and preventive measures.

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