Cases of violence against women and children are one of the problems that still occurs in the country. This has also received attention from many parties, including the United Nations (UN), the National Commission on Violence Against Women, and the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection.
On Sunday (10/12/2023), the UN and the French Embassy, Institut Francias Indonesia (IFI), held the UNiTE event: Music Concert and Art Performance to End Violence against Women in commemoration of Human Rights Day.
The aim of this campaign is to increase attention, especially among youth, to have a voice in preventing violence against women and girls. Not only that, this movement also aims to strengthen solidarity with victims and survivors of violence.
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When delivering a speech, the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Bintang Puspayoga, emphasized the importance of investing in protecting the rights of women and girls free from violence. According to him, this campaign is a call to end all forms of violence against women in society.
“This campaign is not only a warning, but also a call to work together to end all forms of violence against women and girls at all levels of society,” he explained in a release received by HaiBunda recently.
Violence against women in Indonesia
In Indonesia alone, reported cases of violence against women have increased drastically since 2012. In 2022, the number of cases will reach 457,895, compared to previously 216,156 cases.
According to the Chair of the National Commission on Violence Against Women, Andy Yentriyani, this increase in reporting numbers could have occurred because victims have the confidence to report and access to reporting has become easier. Therefore, it is best for various parties not to waste the trust they have been given.
“The increase in reporting numbers could be an indication of increased confidence and access for victims to report. Therefore, do not waste victims’ trust. Let’s work together to ensure that victims can enjoy their rights, and use victims’ experiences as a lesson to strengthen efforts to prevent similar incidents from recurring ,” he said in the same release.
The UN in Indonesia also continues to build strong partnerships with government institutions, the private sector, civil society organizations and influencers, to promote tolerance towards women. One of those who took part in voicing this campaign was the beautiful singer Danilla Riyadi.
“Music and art are powerful media, and their message of eradicating violence is impactful,” he said.
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