Free hotline for victims of violence against women, children

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Jakarta, posted: Thu, December 7, 2017 | 07:16 pm

Activists from the Women's Action Committee light candles during a protest titled #SOS (Save Our Sisters) in Jakarta on May 4. (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

Starting Thursday, Jakarta’s women and children will have a 112 hotline number to report abuse.

The hotline, which is managed by the city’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), will be free of charge, the city’s Women's Empowerment, Family Planning and Child Protection Agency head Dien Emawati said. The launch of the hotline was on Thursday at City Hall. 

She added that the reports would be followed up by an integrated team comprising personnel from the agency, the women and children’s unit of the Jakarta Police, the social agency, the health agency and BPBD.

“The integrated service aims to provide a swift emergency service to the victims of violence against women and children,” Dien said as quoted by beritajakarta.id.

The victims will be cared for in health facilities, hospitals or in a safe house provided by the social agency.

Victims will also be able to receive legal assistance and counseling via the hotline, she said. (cal)

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