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Women's rights commission sees slight drop in reported cases of violence in 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 25, 2023

Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) recorded that the number of cases of violence against women reached 457,895 in 2022.

Komnas Perempuan Chairperson Andy Yentriyani said the number of complaints decreased slightly from the previous year. In 2021, Komnas Perempuan recorded 459,094 cases of violence.

"In general, the number of reported cases decreased in 2022 from the previous year, namely [dropping] to 457,895 from 459,094", said Yentriyani, quoting form Komnas Perempuan's annual report that was released Thursday May 25.

Yentriyani said the recorded cases are based on data from 137 service agencies and the Directorate General of the Religious Courts Body (Badilag).

Meanwhile, the number of recorded complaints that came specifically to Komnas Perempuan was 4,371 cases. This was an increased on the previous year in which it recorded 4,322 cases.

Komnas Perempuan currently receives some 17 complaints per day. This is almost two times the number of complaints revived in 2020.

"Where the average number of cases that Komnas Perempuan needs to respond to per day is nine cases", she said.

Yentriyani said that as many as 339,782 of the total number of complaints were gender-based violence (KBG), with 3,442 of them reported to Komnas Perempuan.

As many as 336,804 of the gender-based violence cases, or nearly 99 percent, occurred in the personal realm. As for complaints received by Komnas Perempuan, gender-based violence cases in the personal realm reached 61 percent or 2,098 cases.

Meanwhile, there were 2,978 cases of gender-based violence in the public domain, 1,276 of which were reported to Komnas Perempuan. Then cases of gender-based violence at the state level, which were only reported to Komnas Perempuan, which increase almost two-fold.

"From 38 cases in 2021 to 68 cases in 2022", she said.

Broken down, of the cases of violence in the personal realm that were received by Komnas Perempuan, they were dominated by violence committed by former male partners (KMP) with 713 cases or 34 percent.

This was followed by violence against female spouses (KTI) with 622 cases or 30 percent, and date violence (KDP) with as many as 422 cases or 20 percent.

"The composition was the same as the previous year", she said.

Meanwhile, of the complaints received by Badilag, the highest number of case were date violence followed by violence against female spouses and violence against girls (KTAP).

"The high number of KMP and KDP [cases] was contributed to by the phenomenon of increased interaction of women using online media which makes them vulnerable to experiencing violence", explained Yentriyani. (yla/tsa)

[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Komnas Perempuan Catat 457.895 Kasus Kekerasan Sepanjang 2022".]

Source: https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20230525150609-12-953974/komnas-perempuan-catat-457895-kasus-kekerasan-sepanjang-202