Women Activists Criticize GRAB Indonesia on Victims Harassment Mediation

By : Abraham Sihombing | Thursday, October 11 2018 - 12:36 IWST

Grab (Ist)
Grab (Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id -Jakarta – A number of women activists express their anger and regret at the GRAB Indonesia. The Malaysian applicator response to bring together between a driver partner who is allegedly harassed his passengers obtains strong critics.

 

The GRAB Indonesia offers a meeting plan between Cetra Nurfiantoro, the name of GRAB BIKE driver partner who is allegedly sexual harassment, to a female passenger, that was delivered on October 3, 2018.

 

The mediation plan between the victim and the alleged perpetrator causes a negative reaction immediately. The plan was submitted by the GRAB Indonesia through its official Twitter account @GrabID on Tuesday (09/10/2018).

 

Saras Dewi, one of female activist and the philosophy lecturer of the Cultural Sciences Faculty of the University of Indonesia (UI), criticized the GRAB Indonesia. “The sexual harassment that is committed by the GRAB driver has happened for the umpteenth time. The GRAB’s comments on its account tend to discredit the victim who are considered uncooperative,” she regretted in a statement to the media on Tuesday (09/10/2018).

 

Supposedly, she said, the GRAB's steps were not a mediation because it would cause a trauma to the victim. “The GRAB should meet the victim for listening a report and a chronology,” she advised.

 

The Saras's expression follows a strong protest that she tweeted via Twitter to the GRAB Indonesia. “It’s an insensitive attitude. The mediation is held if there is a dispute. But this is the sexual harassment case and must be followed up by the GRAB Indonesia to prosecute its driver partner and to improve the security system for passengers protection, especially women,” Saras said firmly.

 

The GRAB Indonesia’s mediation plan also draws protests from the Australian Women's Rights and Writers, Kate Walton. “What is the reason if the passenger is encouraged to meet the driver? The driver has harassed her. If you force the passenger to meet the driver, it stimulates a trauma,” Kate stressed through her personal account.

 

The same opinion was conveyed by Dea, a netizen who is also an Activist of Feminism and Dancers. She wrote down her anger at the GRAB Indonesia who planned to bring the alleged perpetrators of sexual crimes with the victims.

 

“I swear, I don't understand with @GrabID. Why are the perpetrators of sexual violence only given sanctioned and are continued a mediation by bringing together the perpetrators with the victims? After that, the perpetrators are still hanging around outside and still becoming a partner of the GRAB Indonesia,” she criticized.

 

As known, Cetra had made a nasty conversation to the victim after delivering her to the destination from the Cijantung Mall on October 3, 2018. Cetra did not only committ acts that harassed the victim, but he also threatened if the victim reported this incident to the GRAB Indonesia management. (Abraham Sihombing)

 

 

 

News Comment

Today's Industry

Coronavirus themed Malware (Images by Novel coronavirus COVID-19 FDA)

Kamis, 20 Februari 2020 - 14:46 WIB

Beware of the other virus, the spread of Coronavirus-themed Malware

While the world attempts to take control over the spread of the Coronavirus, and tries to contain, eliminate and prevent it from spreading, hackers around the globe have found the Coronavirus…

Synopsys Software Integrity Group (Images by BusinessNews Indonesia)

Kamis, 20 Februari 2020 - 14:07 WIB

How to Cyber Security, It’s all about developers, except when it’s not

To get security testing results in front of developers, who are in the best position to address them effectively, you need automation and integration. Product security is hard. The goal is to…

Management agreement signed with AP Prime Property Company Ltd.

Rabu, 19 Februari 2020 - 18:58 WIB

Hilton Announces Signing of Largest Hotel in its Bangkok Estate

Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, today announces the signing of a management agreement for its largest hotel in Bangkok yet. Together with real estate company,…

Bitkom (Images by 1NCE - IoT SIM)

Rabu, 19 Februari 2020 - 10:05 WIB

Bitkom and Synopsys Release New Study Examining Open Source Software Usage

Synopsys, Inc. and Bitkom e.V., an independent research centre in Germany, released the Bitkom Open-Source Monitor 2019. Commissioned by the digital association Bitkom and supported by nine…

Check Point Software Technologies (Images by Acclaim)

Selasa, 18 Februari 2020 - 21:35 WIB

4 Keys to Identify and Avoid Phishing Attacks - Check Point

Brings with it a new era of sales during which cybercriminals take advantage of the increase in the volume of digital transactions to launch phishing campaigns in search of new victims. The…