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Men speak up against domestic violence

  • Irawaty Wardany

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, December 10 2010   /  10:41 am

An online competition aiming at eradicating violence against women will end today but it continues to receive responses especially on its Facebook account composed of 1,258 members so far.

The Dimulai dari Saya! (It Starts with Me) competition is conducted by United Nations Indonesia and urges all participants, especially men, to post comments, short essays, pictures, videos, designs or sketches related to the issue from Nov. 25 (the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) to Dec. 10 (Human Rights Day) through its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

However, its Twitter account, @dimulaidarisaya, so far only has nine followers. “Competition on Twitter is not as popular as on Facebook,” UNFPA national program officer for media and communications, Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo, said recently.

One participant on Facebook, known as Wawan Suwandi, says ...