Amy Chew – Indonesia's first reported honour killing of a schoolgirl earlier this month has shocked the nation and prompted rights activists to warn of a "contagion" effect amid a risi
Sexual & Domestic Violence
May 31, 2020
May 21, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has called on law enforcers to protect the rights of a teen murder suspect who is also pregnant, allege
May 16, 2020
Asip Hasani, Surabaya, East Java – A member of the Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) of Gresik in East Java has allegedly offered Rp 1 billion (US$67,211) in compensation to the fami
May 15, 2020
Jakarta – A 15-year-old girl who is accused of killing her 5-year-old neighbor in a shocking murder case in March was allegedly the victim of sexual abuse and is currently 14 weeks pre
May 12, 2020
Andi Hajramurni, Makassar, South Sulawesi – The police have arrested two brothers in Bantaeng regency, South Sulawesi, and named them suspects for allegedly killing their own 18-year-o
May 11, 2020
A family of eight killed a 16-year-old girl in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi, police say, after the girl allegedly brought dishonor to the family by getting intimate with a man out of wedlo
May 10, 2020
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – The University of Melbourne has stated that it has zero tolerance toward inappropriate behavior, a representative from the university said on Saturday in
May 9, 2020
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Activists have put pressure on the Australian government and the University of Melbourne to revoke a prestigious scholarship awarded to Ibrahim Malik, a h
May 7, 2020
Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – As many as 30 female students from the Indonesian Islamic University (UII) in Yogyakarta have come forward and reported IM, an alumni of the school, to t
May 5, 2020
Officials from the Muntigunung traditional village (desa adat) in Bali's Karangasem regency are reportedly investigating a case of incestuous rape, in which a 46-year-old man allegedly
May 4, 2020
Early reports have indicated that as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in Indonesia, domestic violence is emerging as a parallel public health crisis.
May 1, 2020
Made Ayu Mariska – As governments around the world have implemented various stay-at-home orders, reports of domestic violence have jumped significantly. Indonesia is no exception.
April 15, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – The Dairi Police in North Sumatra have granted a 75-year-old man who allegedly raped and impregnated a junior high school student bail.
April 7, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Greater Jakarta has seen an uptick in domestic abuse reports in the first month of home-quarantining for the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 2, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Deli Serdang Police have arrested seven students of a vocational school in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra and are searching for another in connection with
March 26, 2020
Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Surabaya – The Surabaya District Court has sentenced Ali Shodiqin, the former junior high school principal of the Surabaya State University Labschool (Labschool U
March 12, 2020
Asip Hasani, Surabaya – A pastor at a Protestant church in Surabaya, East Java, has been named a suspect for allegedly sexually abusing a minor, the East Java police confirmed on Thurs
March 10, 2020
Jakarta – The North Sulawesi Police have arrested five students who were allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a female schoolmate at a vocational high school in the province's B
March 9, 2020
A soccer pundit in Indonesia has apologized for uttering highly offensive and sexist remarks while commentating a game on live TV amid public outcry across the country.
March 8, 2020
Jakarta – Residents of Paniaran village in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra, found a 3-month old baby boy who had been left next to a house in the village on Thursday along with a letter
March 6, 2020
Deti Mega Purnamasari, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) recorded a 300 percent increase in reported cases of sexual violence against women
Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – Women's Anti-Violence Movement, or Gerak Perempuan, an alliance of non-government organizations and civil society groups, recently pointed out that violence a
Deti Mega Purnamasari, Jakarta – Incest or sexual relations between blood relatives against girls is the most frequent form of sexual violence.
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) revealed that cases of violence against women increased by 6 percent in 2019, amoun
March 3, 2020
A 26-year-old woman in the East Java capital of Surabaya has reported a pastor at her church to the police for sexual abuse, which she claims went on for 17 years.