Case sexual harassment on public transportation like the iceberg phenomenon, where there are more cases than reported. But now, we often hear about cases of sexual harassment on public transportation that have gone viral on social media; brave sacrifice for speak up and seek justice.
The impact of rampant sexual harassment that occurs in public transportation, the Department of Transportation (Dishub) DKI Newsdelivers.com Province is planning to issue a regulation regarding the separation of male and female passenger seats in city transportation (angkot). This, according to him, minimizes the possibility of harassment in the angkot.
For information, now all public transportation whose licenses are issued by the DKI Newsdelivers.com Provincial Transportation Service are now without window film. In addition, all public transportation that has been integrated into the Jaklingko Program through PT Transjakarta has been installed with CCTV and meets the Minimum Service Standards (SPM) in accordance with the governor’s regulation, one of which is the lighting factor at the bus stop/station/bus/angkot/train at least 40 Lux and periodically checked by Dishub, quoted from Detik news.
The head of the DKI Newsdelivers.com Transportation Agency (Kadishub), Syafrin Liputo, revealed that his party will also make seating arrangements between female and male passengers. Later, women’s seats in public transportation will be on the left, while men’s seats will be on the right.
“So that incidents of sexual harassment in angkot do not happen again, in the future we will arrange for segregation of seats for angkot passengers. We expect female passengers to sit on the left side and male passengers sit on the right side. We hope that through this separation, Similar incidents will not be repeated,” he said on Saturday (9/7), quoted from Detik news.
Will be Supervised by Angkot Driver
Currently, the DKI Newsdelivers.com Transportation Agency is making technical instructions (juknis) related to the implementation of the implementation of seat separation between male and female passengers in angkot. The plan, the rules will be published this week.
With the arrangement of seat separation, it is hoped that the driver or angkot driver can freely monitor the movements of passengers through the rearview mirror. If there is an act of harassment, the driver can stop and report it to the nearest route service officer.
“And with this pattern, of course, we hope that the driver will easily monitor because the mirror in the middle will monitor if there is movement between the fronts, it will be monitored that this is something that can be suspected by the driver, so he can stop and report to the ranks or officers close to him. with the route service,” said Syafrin, Monday (11/7), quoted from Detik news.
Viral Sexual Harassment in Tebet-Kuningan Angkot
Illustration of victim/ Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/dragana991
Previously, it was viral on social media about a case of alleged sexual harassment experienced by a female employee on the Tebet-Kuningan public transportation route when she was about to leave for work. The suspect, who was a male passenger, allegedly grabbed the victim’s chest.
The victim, who had the initials AF, had recorded the figure of the male passenger. In the video, AF’s voice can be heard saying, “Be careful Ma’am, don’t close up him, I just sat next to him and kept holding him. “
At that time, the angkot was full of passengers. However, the other passengers were silent. To follow up on the alleged harassment case, AF immediately reported it to the police. The latest news is that the police have examined witnesses to find out who the perpetrators were.
Reported from Detik newsOne of the witnesses who was questioned was an angkot driver who had ‘interrogated’ the alleged perpetrator after the victim got off the angkot.
The angkot driver revealed that he had asked about the alleged perpetrator about the incident. To the driver, the alleged perpetrator reasoned that he was taking the wallet in his jacket. Now, the police began to be deployed to chase the alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment.
Netizens’ Responses to the Segregation Rules for Male-Female Seating in Angkot
Illustration of a victim of sexual harassment/ Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/coldsnowstorm
The plan to arrange seating separation between male and female passengers in angkot has attracted a number of reactions from netizens. There are those who support and appreciate the steps taken by the DKI Newsdelivers.com Transportation Agency to prevent sexual harassment on public transportation.
However, there are also netizens who think that the seating separation rules are not effective. Starting from the angkot area that is not large, harassment that can occur with the same sex, to how the implementation of enforcement and supervision will be carried out regarding these regulations.
TPKS Law Can Snare Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation
Illustration of a victim of sexual harassment/ Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Serghei Turcanu
Indonesia itself already has a law to regulate sexual harassment and violence, namely the Sexual Violence Law (UU TPKS) which was passed on April 12, 2022. The TPKS Law is an affirmation that there is no room for sexual violence in any form in the country.
In Article 4 Paragraph (1), it is stated that several forms of sexual violence are criminal acts, including non-physical and physical sexual harassment. In Article 5 of the TPKS Law, perpetrators of non-physical sexual harassment can be sentenced to up to 9 months in prison and a maximum fine of Rp. 10 million.
Non-physical sexual harassment itself often occurs in public spaces, including in public transportation. Non-physical sexual harassment itself includes statements, gestures, or activities that are inappropriate and lead to sexuality with the aim of humiliating or humiliating.
Meanwhile, for physical harassment, as regulated in Article 6 of the TPKS Law, the perpetrator can be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison and a maximum fine of Rp. 300 million.
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