Juliana Harsianti – Online bullying of women and girls in Indonesia skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this disturbing trend has continued and even intensified ahead of the F
Sexual & Domestic Violence
December 30, 2023
Annisa Febiola, Jakarta – Indonesia's National Commission for Child Protection said that throughout 2023 there were 3,547 complaints regarding cases of child rights or violence.
December 27, 2023
Tempo.co, Jakarta – The Integrated Service Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (P2TP2A) of South Tangerang City has received 307 reports of violence throughout 2023.
October 12, 2023
Monique Handa Shafira, Jakarta – A woman who stands accused of taking topless photographs of Miss Universe Indonesia finalists asserted on Thursday that Poppy Capella, the CEO of the lo
October 4, 2023
Ilham Oktafian, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police announced on Wednesday that they had named a suspect in the ongoing investigation into a sexual harassment case involving the organizer of M
September 4, 2023
Police in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have detained a man accused of raping minor girls under the guise of healing them amid a surge in sexual violence in the Christian-majo
August 13, 2023
Washington – The Miss Universe Organisation has cut ties with its Indonesia franchise, it announced, days after allegations of sexual harassment, and will cancel an upcoming Malaysia ed
August 9, 2023
Jakarta – Six contestants of a Miss Universe Indonesia pageant have filed complaints with police accusing organizers of sexual harassment after they alleged they were subjected to tople
August 3, 2023
Ilham Octafian, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police said Thursday they have concluded the investigation into the alleged child molestation case against Mario Dandy and handed the documents to
August 1, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Sibolga District Court in North Sumatra has acquitted Siska Telaumbanua of stabbing her then boyfriend in February.
June 20, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) has released an annual report (Catahu) covering the last 21 years, beginning in 2001.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) says that reports of violence against women have increased since the enactment of the Law
June 13, 2023
Jakarta – The House of Representatives ethics body has moved to question chairman of Commission VII overseeing energy and mineral resources Sugeng Suparwoto, a politician from the NasDe
June 5, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The South Sulawesi's United Women's Movement (GPB) on Sunday evening gathered in front of the Undata General Hospital in Palu in support of the victim of a heinous rap
May 26, 2023
Johannes Nugroho – Indonesian author and leading feminist Julia Suryakusuma was in Jakarta when the May 1998 riots erupted and the capital city descended into chaos, as mobs attacked an
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.
May 24, 2023
Bella Evangelista, Jakarta – Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Bukhori Yusuf has resigned from the party and his House of Representatives post amid domestic violence allegations
May 15, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – In commemorating the tragedy of the May 1998 riots in Jakarta, or the reformasi 1998 incident, Amnesty International is reminding the government that there we
May 11, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Ha-Anim Women's Association (PPHA) chair Febi Koten highlighted eight cases of sexual violence against children that took place in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province
May 8, 2023
A female employee in Bekasi, West Java has reported her male boss to the police after he allegedly required her to sleep with him in exchange for a contract extension.
May 5, 2023
Amelia Rahima Sari, Jakarta – The Manpower Ministry condemned the practice of 'staycation' as a requirement for workers to have their work contracts extended at companies in Cikarang, B
Anita Permata D, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Women journalists are vulnerable to gender-based violence in carrying out their journalistic duties, a Member of the National Commission on Vio
April 18, 2023
A lay Catholic religion teacher in Indonesia with an alleged habit of watching porn videos has been accused of sexually abusing seven elementary school students.
April 14, 2023
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – A 22-year-old man was caught allegedly sneaking into the women's locker room and recording videos of visitors showering at Atlantis Water Adventures, a waterpa
April 13, 2023
Suherdjoko, Batang, Central Java – Central Java Police have arrested a 58-year-old principal at a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Bandar district, Batang regency, Central Java, o
Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) believes that the implementation of the Sexual Violence Crimes Law (TPKS) is still being hindered by relig
March 31, 2023
Anita Permata D, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) deemed that National Film Day should encourage the development of ethical
March 10, 2023
A court in Indonesia's Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province has sentenced to death a former Protestant seminarian for raping nine minor girls, reports say.
March 9, 2023
Sabina Puspita and Muhammad Fajar, Jakarta – The global fight against sexual violence in the higher education sector has seen important progress in the last decade, with collaboration f
March 4, 2023
A new survey showed that Indonesian female journalists have experienced various forms of sexual violence in the workplace and in the course of fulfilling their duties in the field.
February 28, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Darmaningtyas, an observer from the Institute for Transportation Studies (INSTRAN), asked Jakarta-owned bus operator TransJakarta to add a special fleet for women in i
February 9, 2023
Anita Permata, Raka Adji, Jakarta – Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Bintang Puspayoga stated that cases of online gender-based violence were rising in line with the in
January 30, 2023
Timor Leste's former president and four-time prime minister Xanana Gusmao has come under fire for joining the birthday party of a defrocked American priest jailed for child sex abuse.
January 23, 2023
January 18, 2023
This week, the National Police announced last year's arrest of a 25-year-old woman, identified by her initials FA, for violations of Law No.
January 3, 2023
Asni Ovier, Jakarta – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Herry Wirawan, an Islamic boarding school teacher who was found guilty of systematically raping 13 young students and i
December 28, 2022
Annisa Firdausi, Jakarta – Andalas University management announced that it will take firm action against one of its lecturers embroiled in an alleged sexual misconduct scandal.
December 21, 2022
Aliyyu Medyati, Jakarta – City-owned bus operator Transjakarta on Tuesday pledged its support for the anti-sexual harassment campaign during a talk show held by Yayasan Suara Perempuan.
December 15, 2022
Aliyyu Medyati/Magang_Merdeka, Jakarta – The commissioner of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), Alimatul Qibtiyah, stated that solving a sexual harass
December 14, 2022
We've seen plenty of stories about vigilante mobs in Indonesia taking the law into their own hands, with the targets often being members of the LGBT community or unmarried couples, but
December 11, 2022
Imaji Lasahido (Intern), Jakarta – In the closing of the 16 days of activism against gender violence in Indonesia since November 25, the campaign organizer arranged an event called "UNi
December 6, 2022
Suci Nurhaliza, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Violence, including sexual violence, originates from one's thought process or seeing other people, Head of the National Commission on Violence a
December 2, 2022
A commanding officer with the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) is being investigated for the alleged rape of an army lieutenant, as confirmed by Indonesian Military Commander G
December 1, 2022
Anita Permata D, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) pushes for inclusion of sexual torture as a sexual violence crime under th
Antara, Jakarta – Head of the 2021 National Survey of Children and Adolescents' Life Experiences (SNPHAR) team, Ignatius Prapto Raharjo, said that the percentage of girls aged 13-17 who
November 30, 2022
Fitra Ashari, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) encouraged law enforcement in violence cases befalling women human rights defenders through a m
Fitra Ashari, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Women human rights activists often become targets of gender-based violence in cyberspace, chief of the National Commission on Violence against Wom
November 29, 2022
Tempo.Co, Jakarta – The Women's Parliamentary Caucus of the Republic of Indonesia signed a declaration today, November 29, 2022, to "condemn any form of gender-based violence that hinde
November 22, 2022
Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Jakarta – The son of a respected cleric in Jombang, East Java, has been convicted of sexually abusing a female student at the Islamic boarding school where he work
Hamdan Cholifudin Ismail, Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD had conducted a meeting discussing the alleged sexual assault case that in