The Jakarta Post
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 Agency (BPS), said on Tuesday.
Sairi made his comments on the sidelines of a workshop on multi-country study methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for collecting reliable data on violence against women.
One report compiled by the BPS as part of the 2006 National Socio-Economic Survey (Susenas) said that 3.07 percent of Indonesian women had been victims of violence.
Sixty-eight percent of the cases took place at home, 72 percent occurred in rural areas ...