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16 days of anti-violence against women campaign #HearMeToo

Tempo - November 28, 2018

Friski Riana, Jakarta The National Commission of Anti-Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) and the United Nations Women's Organization (UN Women), conducted a joint campaign to stop violence against women in commemorating the Day of Non-Violence Against Women.

The Programme Management Specialist of UN Women, Lily Puspasari, said this year, the 16 days anti-violence campaign against women uses the #HearMeToo tag.

"Because the victims, until now, when we see the phenomena, instead of being dealt with, they are told to be quiet," Lily said at the American Cultural Center, South Jakarta, Tuesday, November 27.

According to Lily, throughout the world, women and daughters still experience violence and the voices of survivors are not heard. "That's what we want to change. People around them who witness must speak up. Let's speak up," he said.

The Director of the Apik Legal Aid Institute (LBH), Siti Mazuma, said that most of the cases handled by her institution were violence against women and children.

"The highest average cases every year are domestic violence, in 2017, LBH Apik handled 648 cases of violence against women in the Greater Jakarta area," she said.

Based on data from Komnas Perempuan, the number of violence against women is increasing every year. In 2017, there were 348,446 reporters listed. This number increased significantly from the previous year which was only 259,150 cases.

Source: http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2018/11/28/055923804/16-Days-of-Anti-Violence-Against-Women-Campaign-HearMeToo.

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