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#WeareAGNI Movement demands justice and transparency in UGM rape case
Detik News - November 8, 2018
Held on the on the grounds of the Faculty of Social and Political Science (Fisipol) on November 8, the students made nine demands which were written on a billboard and signed by the protesters.
The protesters took turns in signing their name, student ID number and signature on the billboard.
The signatures were evidence that they supported Agni a pseudonym used by the Publishing Body and the Balairung Student Press in her fight for justice.
During the action the #kitaAGNI Movement made nine demands on the UGM administration:
1. Issue a public statement that sexual harassment and sexual violence in any and all forms, particularly rape, is a gross rights violation.
2. Expel members of the UGM academic community who commit sexual harassment and sexual violence.
3. Issue a strong reprimand and sanctions against members of the UGM academic community who denigrate survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence.
4. Fulfill the rights of survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including the right to obtain timely information and transparency about the handling of their cases, along with assistance from psychologists, healthcare services, legal assistance and material compensation.
5. Provide safe space for survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence to report the violence they suffer.
6. Hold in the highest degree and ensure the fulfillment of the perspectives and privacy of survivors as well as the principles of transparency and accountability and immediately form a body to report on cases of sexual harassment and sexual violence at UGM.
7. Review and revise management and regulations at the departmental, faculty as well as university level which still permit sexual harassment and sexual violence to take place.
8. Draft and enact binding regulations at the departmental, faculty as well as university level on the prevention, handling of and prosecution of cases of sexual harassment and sexual violence which involve the UGM academic community.
9. Organise education on sexual harassment and sexual violence which sides with the survivors during Learners Success Training for New Students (PPSMB) and Student Community Placement Programs - Community Empowerment Learning (KKN-PPM) at the departmental, faculty and university level.
Natasya from #kitaAGNI explained that the #kitaAGNI movement emerged because they were angered that the case of alleged rape against UGM student Agni during a student community placement program (KKN) was not resolved by campus authorities. The victim failed to obtain justice while the perpetrator is about to be allowed graduate.
"#kitaAGNI was born because the perpetrator of sexual violence in the Agni case was about to graduate, would soon attend the graduation, and their name was included in the list of November 2018 graduates", said Natasya during the action.
Natasya said that the #kitaAGNI Movement would continue to voice their concerns over the case so that campus authorities resolve the case justly and transparently.
"[For as long as] Agni fails to get transparency, Agni fails to get clarity, and there is no just punishment for the perpetrator of her sexual violence", said the Fisipol student. (sip/sip)
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Ini 9 Tuntutan Mahasiswa dalam Aksi 'UGM Darurat Kekerasan Seksual'.]
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