Sexual & Domestic Violence
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
November 20, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Bintang Puspayoga, Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA), stated that children and women living in underdeveloped, frontier, and outermost (3T) r
October 26, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR), Puan Maharani, has urged the government to form a task force to prevent cases of sexual violence at state institutions.
Sunu Dyantoro, Jakarta – Since news involving a case related to sexual assault emerged from the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (Kemenkop UKM), police have det
October 22, 2022
Editorial board, Jakarta – The ongoing saga of domestic violence involving a couple of celebrities has inevitably drawn huge public attention, but it is appalling to find comments on so
October 19, 2022
Props to Indonesia's Ministry of Religious Affairs for reinforcing the idea that sexual harassment can come in the form of actions many regretfully believe to be innocent.
October 11, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The public prosecutor (JPU) at Surabaya's District Court on Monday has charged the sexual crime defendant who allegedly sexually violated dozens of Islamic boarding sc
October 5, 2022
John McBeth, Jakarta – A political bombshell could be about to explode over the deeply-Catholic state of Timor Leste following revelations that the Vatican covered up long-rumored accus
The Vatican representative in Timor-Leste has urged Catholics to respect the sanctions that have been imposed on Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo for "the serious crimes" he has committed and
October 4, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) urged every school in the country to implement early sex education in a bid to prevent sexual violence against childr
October 2, 2022
Nicole Winfield, Vatican City – The United Nations and advocacy groups for survivors of clergy sexual abuse are urging Pope Francis to authorize a full investigation of Catholic Church
September 30, 2022
Dili, East Timor – East Timor's Catholics reacted with shock but also expressions of support Friday for revered independence icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo
September 29, 2022
Chris Barrett, Singapore – The Nobel Prize-winning former head of the Roman Catholic church in East Timor has been accused of sexually abusing boys during the country's independence str
September 26, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) Bintang Puspayoga on Sunday called for parents to communicate with their children and better monitor thei
September 24, 2022
Aliyyu Medyati (Intern), Jakarta – A woman has fallen victim to sexual harassment in a commuter line or KRL at Depok Baru Station, Depok City.
September 22, 2022
A school in Bogor Regency, West Java is getting flak after one of its teachers allegedly conducted a period inspection on students amid suspicions that some girls may have been ditching
September 5, 2022
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The number of women who were victims of violence throughout 2021 totaled some 27,335 people.
August 23, 2022
State-owned train company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) has filed a police complaint against a passenger after he was caught on camera defiling a female employee's religious attire.
August 18, 2022
Antara, Jakarta - An alleged sexual crime has once again happened in the environment of Islamic boarding schools or pesantren.
August 5, 2022
Strain operator PT KAI says it has fired a janitor who is accused of peeping and filming a female passenger in the bathroom of Ciamis Station in West Java.
Sugiharto P, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Minister of State-owned Enterprises Erick Thohir emphasized that a zero-tolerance approach will be applied to perpetrators of sexual harassment withi
July 23, 2022
Indriani, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta – The Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry has said that an understanding of the law on sexual violence needs to be built among the general p
July 15, 2022
The Surabaya High Court has added a few extra years to the sentence of a cop who forced abortions on his girlfriend, which led to her suicide.
July 14, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria asked the public to report cases of sexual harassment occurring in public services, including in public transport minivans or
A plan to introduce segregated seating based on gender on angkot minivans has been shelved, after officials realized that the policy, which was designed to curb sexual harassment, would
July 13, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Transportation Agency has officially canceled its plan to impose gender segregation for passengers of long-serving urban transportation known as 'angkot' w
July 12, 2022
The Jakarta Provincial Government is preparing new regulations segregating women and men in angkot minivans, in light of a recent incident in which a female passenger was allegedly sexu
July 7, 2022
Jakarta – The National Police's Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has issued a statement that the East Java Police had "no trouble" with handling a sexual abuse case that in
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The final draft of the Criminal Code Bill or RKUHP contains regulations about abortion mentioned in Article 467, which subjects women who commit abortion to 4 yea
July 6, 2022
Police have charged four people for the alleged rape of 11 female students at an Islamic school in Depok, West Java.
July 5, 2022
Police in Jombang, East Java are facing pressure from a revered Islamic figure to drop their pursuit of his fugitive son, who is wanted on suspicion of molesting a minor.
June 30, 2022
Journalist and editor-in-chief Raimundos Oki of Timor-Leste's online media Oekusipost.com was today accused of "violating legal secrets" related to his reporting about the case of illeg