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UI students want crisis center following sexual abuse finding

  • Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 12, 2019   /  01:57 pm
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A recent survey conducted by UI Law School students revealed that 22 of 177 survey participants had experienced sexual violence on campus, such as groping or forced sexual activity. (Shutterstock/Lobroart)

University of Indonesia (UI) students have urged campus authorities to set up a crisis center for victims of sexual violence following findings of sexual abuse cases at the prestigious university. A recent survey conducted by UI Law School students revealed that 22 of 177 survey participants had experienced sexual violence on campus, such as groping or forced sexual activity. Among the perpetrators was a lecturer, a lecturer’s assistant, a cleaning service staffer and fellow students. At least 45 other participants also claimed that they knew about sexual violence cases that took place at the university. However, only 11 cases had been reported to campus authorities given the lack of a system for handling sexual violence cases. The university is also said to be lacking proper guidelines and regulations on such issues.  “Such victims are vulnerable to anxiety ...