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RA's lawyers urge reopening harassment case; ICJR calls for end to victim blaming

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, August 20, 2019   /  02:26 pm
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The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has said that law enforcement needed to adopt a victim-centered approach to sexual harassment cases to put a stop to the prevalent culture of victim blaming.(Shutterstock/TypoArt BS)

Not long after the public praised the government for granting Baiq Nuril Maknun amnesty after years of fighting for her rights as a victim of alleged sexual harassment, another woman is enduring a similar experience. RA is battling a sexual harassment case against her former boss at the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) as she battles the depression she has suffered ever since the case became public. RA alleges that she was sexually harassed on at least four separate occasions from April 2016 to November 2018, when she was the expert assistant to Syafri Adnan Baharuddin, the secretary of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan supervisory board. Syafri has since resigned from his position in response to the allegations against him. Read also:  BPJS Ketenagakerjaan supervisor resigns amid sexual abuse...