M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The investigation on the alleged rape case experienced by a former employee of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) which implicated
Sexual & Domestic Violence
August 15, 2019
August 6, 2019
Police in Jakarta have arrested a man accused of murdering his wife and setting his own house on fire, which has left his five-year-old child, who he left inside during the blaze, seve
The injustice suffered by Baiq Nuril – a teacher who was sentenced to six months in prison for recording her principal sexually harassing her – was finally remedied by President Joko W
August 4, 2019
Amanda Siddharta, Jakarta – In 2019, Indonesians saw a surging number of cases of violence involving children.
August 3, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police HQ recorded there are 236 cases of child sexual assault occurred in January to May this year; yet only 50 percent of the total case was hand
August 2, 2019
Jakarta – Rape suspect Sugeng Slamet, 44, sustained bruises during his first day at the Lumajang detention center in East Java following an attack by his cellmates.
August 1, 2019
A 44-year-old man named Sugeng Slamet from Lumajang, East Java, was violently assaulted in jail by other inmates, with police saying that they were repulsed by allegations that Sugeng
In mid-July, the male head of a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in the ultraconservative province of Aceh, as well as one of the school's male teachers, were arrested by police for
July 30, 2019
Another week, another highly disturbing report about extreme domestic violence in Indonesia, this time involving a man who allegedly set his wife on fire over suspected infidelity.
July 29, 2019
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo signed a decree on Monday granting amnesty to Baiq Nuril Maknun, the woman sentenced to six months in prison and a Rp 500 million ($35,600) fin
July 28, 2019
Saiful Bahri I, Lhokseumawe – Female religious pupils (santriwati) from the An Islamic boarding school (pesantren) in Lhokseumawe, northern Aceh, are now required to wear the cadar (fu
July 26, 2019
Eko Widianto, Malang – The ride-hailing app company Gojek has established a task force that will help to handle issues on sexual violence and harassment occurred during a trip for its
James Massola, Jakarta – A sexual harassment victim who was jailed under Indonesia's strict defamation laws is set to be pardoned by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Danu Damarjati, Jakarta – A survey has found that victims of sexual harassment range from women wearing revealing clothing to those that are modestly dressed, including 17 percent who
July 25, 2019
Indonesia's Parliament has approved an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss.
Tabita Diela, Jakarta – Indonesia's parliament approved on Thursday an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outra
July 24, 2019
Recently, a coalition of Indonesian feminist groups released the results of a very important survey about sexual harassment in the country.
July 20, 2019
Rizal Bomantama, Jakarta – Indonesian Child Protection Agency (KPAI) Commissioner for Education Affairs, Retno Listyarti, has revealed that the cases of sexual violence in schools in 2
July 19, 2019
Nick Baker – A series of marital rape cases have made headlines in Indonesia this month, with activists demanding the country better address this "hidden" crisis.
July 18, 2019
Kate Lamb – Activists have warned of an "epidemic" of sexual harassment and violence against women in Indonesia, in the wake of two recent cases of horrific domestic abuse.
Indonesia's Information and Electronic Transactions Law (the ITE Law) has all too frequently led to victims being charged, rather than perpetrators.
July 17, 2019
Resty Woro Yuniar – An Indonesian woman who received a six-month jail sentence for recording a lewd phone call from her boss has been given a reprieve by President Joko Widodo, in a ca
July 16, 2019
True to his word, President Joko Widodo has granted amnesty to Baiq Nuri – a woman who was sentenced to six months in prison for recording her boss' sexual harassment on tape – which w
July 15, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo sent a letter on Monday to the House of Representatives' speaker Bambang Soesatyo to ask for a parliamentary response on his pl
July 12, 2019
A woman, facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording a lewd phone call by her boss as evidence she was being harassed, is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an