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Abused, harassed by lecturers: Three stories from Semarang, Bandung, Bali

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 11, 2019   /  01:15 pm
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A protester holds a sign saying "Stop victim blaming" on a rally to commemorate International Women's Day on March 8 in Yogyakarta.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

A well-publicized case of sexual abuse in Gadjah Mada University often referred to as Agni’s case, in reference to the survivor’s pseudonym, has opened a public discussion on how safe the country’s higher education establishments are. The Jakarta Post has collaborated with media organizations Tirto.id and VICE Indonesia to uncover stories behind such reports. Calling the collaboration #NamaBaikKampus (#CampusReputation), we look into survivors’ stories and how the university authorities responded when they received sexual abuse reports. The Post’s team members working on the stories are Bambang Muryanto in Yogyakarta, Gemma Holliani Cahya, Sita Dewi and Evi Mariani in Jakarta. These are the stories we collected from survivors who were allegedly sexually abused or harassed by their lecturers in Bandung, Semarang and Bali. The university authorities have...