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In August, 25 cases of child violence in Jayapura City

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Jayapura, Jubi – Department of Women Empowerment and Child Protection and Family Planning (DP3AKB) in Jayapura City, found violence against children has reached 25 cases until the end of August 2017. The data consist of sexual violence more than other physical violence.

“Society must be sensitive and should protect children from perpetrators of violence. Sexual violence against children had happen more because the influence of alcohol,” said the Head of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection and Family Planning Office (DP3AKB) Jayapura, Betty Pui, Tuesday (October 10).

According to Betty, the perpetrators are affected by alcoholic drinks that drive them to sexually abused minors. “So is another case of violence,” Betty added.

From these 25 cases there is one family who asked the case to be settled in kinship then gave it to Jayapura Police and processed by law.

DP3AKB together with Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) hold a joint appeal to the community in Jayapura City, to prevent violence against children.

“We appealed to the public to report to our office if somebody knew information about violence against children. Or to report it to the Women and Child Protection Unit (PPA) in Jayapura Police unit,” Betty explained.

Head of the Kanap Protection Center for Women and Children of Jayapura City Police, Irene Aronggear said during the year of 2017 they had handle the typical rape, obscenity, and adultery, toward adults and children in the city of Jayapura.

Irene said the data showed that victims are vary from children to adults, including college students.

“There are many underage victims because the perpetrators usually offered ‘presents’ or other promises to the victims,” said Irene.

The unit is also handles cases of rape that occurred based on persuasion and violence such as punches, threats using sharp tools, ect.(tabloidjubi.com/Zely)

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Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting

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Jayapura, Jubi – The local police came to the regional meeting of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Region Animha which attended by regional leaders and delegates that held in their office in Merauke on Saturday (7/29/2018).

According to Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha, Ms Pangkrasia Yeem in a statement received by Jubi on Friday (08/03/2018), Merauke Police leading by the Head of Regional Police Intelligence Budi Santoso had entered the ULMWP Office without permission when the meeting had just finished.

“They asked what the meeting was about,” told Yeem. Then she explained to the police that it was the first meeting after the ULMWP Region Animha declared on 14 July 2018. “And the ULMWP has been sitting together with Indonesia in the Melanesian Spearhead Group,” she said.

After the visit, the ULMWP Region Animha continued their discussion on Thursday (08/02/2018) and read a statement rejecting the results of the 1969 Act of Free Choice. The event was held in the ULMWP Region Animha office and run smoothly.

In her statement, the Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha Pangkrasia Yeem said that the Act of Free Choice occurred 49 years ago in Papua from 14 July to 20 August 1969 was not valid because of not in accordance the international mechanisms.

“Its implementation was also full of intimidation, terror and manipulation. In practice, Indonesia mobilized the troops on a large scale to Papua to overcome the Free Papua movement,” she said. (*)

Reporter: Zely Ariane

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case

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Jayapura, Jubi – Deiyai youth Domininggus Badii said that it was a year right the tragedy of Bloody Oneibo occurred on 1 August 2018. But this incident has continuously kept in people’s memory.

“Though it already passed, the community is still trauma by the incident,” he said. Further, he said the incident involved an officer who shot a civilian when the company PT. Putra Dewa asked for back up to secure the dispute between locals and the company.

Meanwhile, another Deiyai youth Alex Giyai said there is nothing more alive than an injury but the pain and the inability to forget.

“We ask the central, national as well as local governments and the National Human Rights Commission, both provincial and regional House of Representatives to immediately resolve the Oneibo case, but it has not happened for over a year,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Soedarmo: Papuan Coffee promoted in Boston and Paris

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The atmosphere of Papua Coffee Festival – Jubi / Alexander Loen

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo said Provincial Government is going to promote Papuan coffee to Boston and Paris shortly.

He revealed this agenda to reporters when opened the Papua Coffee Festival held in the parking of Bank Indonesia. Banks, local entrepreneurs and coffee farmers participated in this event.

“So, we are not only promoting Papuan coffee domestically but also abroad. Through our partner, we will participate in a coffee exhibition in Boston, whereas in September, I am going to send a team to participate in the exhibition held at the Eiffel Tower,” said Soedarmo on Friday (08/03/2018) in Jayapura.

According to him, the taste of Papuan coffee is not less delicious compared to coffee from other Indonesian regions or even other countries, because he has compared it with others. “I have met with the former Colombian Ambassador; then we compared Papuan coffee with Colombian coffee. But Papuan coffee is still better,” he said.

In the same place, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano claimed the municipal government is ready to support the provincial government in developing local commodities by promoting the local food in every event held by the municipal government.

“Indeed, we are not growing coffee here in Jayapura Municipality, but we are the biggest coffee connoisseurs,” Mano said. (*)

 

Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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