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Jakarta Post

Activists step up campaign for bill on sexual violence

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya and Ghina Ghaliya


Jakarta   /   Thu, July 2 2020   /  01:00 am
Petugas Pengamanan Dalam mengangkut karangan bunga Karangan bunga Sahkan RUU Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual di gedung DPR, Jakarta, Kamis, 9/5/2019. 3 tahun lamanya hingga kini RUU tersebut belum juga disahkan.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

ctivists and victims supporting the sexual violence eradication bill (RUU PKS) have stepped up their online campaign to push for the bill’s passage after the House of Representatives announced yet another delay in the deliberation of the draft that has been in limbo for about four years. The hashtag #SahkanRUUPKS (pass the sexual violence eradication bill) is trending on Twitter and has taken over discussions on social media since Tuesday. On Tuesday, Marwan Dasopang, the deputy chairman of House Commission VIII, which oversees social affairs, said there was a plan to exclude the bill from the priority list, because its deliberation was “too complicated”. The plan became official on Wednesday, as the coordination meeting of the House Legislation Body decided to exclude the bill from the priority list. Marwan said lawmakers were still divided over the bil...