National Commission on Women also Report Papua Issue to President

Jakarta, Jubi/Antara – Representatives of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) met President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace to discuss violence against women and Papua.

Komnas Perempuan commissioner Yuniyanti Chuzaifah said they presented the latest findings on violence against women, including domestic violence and sexual assaults.
“We will deliver the findings related to a number of issues, including promoting the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault, ” she said this week.

In addition to the issue of violence, Komnas Perempuan discussed the issue of sexual violence bill, which is canceled to be discussed at National Legislation Program ( Prolegnas) of House of Representatives in 2015. Not only that, they will also discuss the issue of Papua and violence in May 1998, where there is a lot of rape against ethnic Chinese women.
“Also discussed was the agenda of gender education, migrant workers, and a few things including institutional strengthening of the National Commission of Women through Presidential Decree,” she added.

Figures of violence against women based on annual data of National Commission for Women continues to increase every year. In 2014, Komnas Perempuan recorded amount of violence on women reached 305 730. That number increased from 2013 in which recorded 279 688 cases of violence against women. From these figures, domestic violence took first place with a number of percentage reached 68 percent. (*)