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UGM yet to pass antisexual violence rules

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, December 18 2019   /  12:29 am

More than a year after a widely publicized case of alleged sexual abuse rocked Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, the university has still not passed its promised regulation on sexual violence prevention.In November 2018, UGM’s student magazine, Balairung, published an investigative report into a case of alleged sexual abuse. The victim, Agni (a pseudonym), a student in the School of Social and Political Sciences, alleged that HS, a student in UGM’s School of Engineering, sexually abused her during a community service assignment in a Maluku village on June 30, 2017.The case promptly made headlines and UGM was criticized for its slow handling of the case and accused of victim blaming.A team submitted a draft of the sexual violence regulation to the UGM rector in April this year. However, the rector has yet to approve the regulation.The university had promised to pass the regu...