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‘Culture of silence’ hinders reporting of violence

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, August 9 2012 | 07:56 am

PREMIUM The number of incidents of violence against women in Indonesia is not easy to calculate as most victims want to protect their privacy, according to a government statistician.

“Violence against women remains hidden behind a culture of silence. Some people still consider violence an accepted behavior,” M. Sairi Hasbullah, the social resilience statistics chief at the Central Statistics Ag...