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KCI educates commuters against catcalling

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 15 2019   /  01:20 am

“What is catcalling? Is whistling a form of sexual harassment?” asked a commuter at Sudirman Station in Central Jakarta.A nearby officer answered: “Catcalling is a form of sexual harassment, because whistling, shouting and comments on someone’s physical appearance in public are not compliments,” the officer said. The officer is among 16 PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) officers who went around the station educating commuters on sexual harassment on Tuesday. They explained the different types of sexual harassment, how to prevent them and whom to report to if someone is sexually harassed.One commuter, Sonya, 26, said she always felt uneasy inside the commuter train when it was packed, as one never knew the intention of passengers touching others: Perhaps they wanted to pickpocket or sexually harass other passengers.“I am glad that there is this kind of education, especially s...