Proceedings of 1st International Conference of Law and Justice - Good Governance and Human Rights in Muslim Countries: Experiences and Challenges (ICLJ 2017)

Legal Protection for Child Victims of Sexual Violence in Indonesia

Authors
Lushiana Primasari, Rehnalemken Ginting, Rofikah
Corresponding Author
Lushiana Primasari
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iclj-17.2018.36How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Child victims; Legal protection; Sexual violence;
Abstract
This article discusses the provisions of legislation governing legal protection for child victims of sexual violence and factors that affect the high number of sexual violence against children in Indonesia. The current case of sexual assault against children continues to increase. In general, the perpetrators are the closest to the victims, such as parents, teachers, neighbors, and relatives. Cases of sexual violence in children are difficult to uncover because the victims are afraid of reporting the sexual violence they experience because of the involvement of the closest people who affect their daily lives. This article aims to find a way to strengthen legal protection for child victims of sexual violence in Indonesia. The research method used is normative method supported by empirical research. The data used are primary data and secondary data. The instruments used are focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. Data were analyzed qualitatively and presented descriptively. The policy implication of this research is the protection policy for child victims of sexual violence that refers to the rights of children as victims of sexual violence and the involvement of the role of the community in the recovery of trauma. This article concludes that the government is concerned with the legal protection of child victims of sexual violence, this is based on the legal instruments underlying the abolition of sexual violence. Factors that lead to high levels of sexual violence are social media, social environment, and neglect of parents. Legal protection of child victims of sexual violence in Indonesia is expected to create an integrated system of child protection for victims of sexual violence involving community participation.
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