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UGM students demand completion of sexual harassment



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Violence against UGM students was disclosed to the public via the Balairung Press.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, YOGYAKARTA – A number of students from Gadjah Mada University who participated in the # KitaAGNI movement held a contest at the UGM Faculty of Politics and Politics on Thursday and demanded that a sexual harassment case be completed against one of its colleagues under KKN in 2017.

In the action entitled "UGM Emergency Sexual Violence", the participants in the action put their signatures on a sign containing a number of claims related to the sexual abuse case.

"Agni's movement came today as a movement called the UGM Emergency Sexual Violence, in which cases of sexual harassment and violence at the UGM were not only once," motion secretary # KitaAGNI Cornelia Natasya said on the action.

According to Natasya, in addition to students, the # KitaAGNI movement was supported by alumni, staff and UGM lecturers. "Agni" itself is a pseudonym used by the Balairung Press (UGM Student Press Agency) to refer to female victims of sexual harassment through articles uploaded on November 5, 2018.

According to Natasya, the measure constituted support for victims of abuse and sexual violence for justice. "This movement is the beginning." Agni is not just one. "Agni is still a lot. Many have not been solved in UGM cases of violence. Sexual survivors will return to their feet and fight with Agni," he said.

In the action, #KitaAGNI 9 has requirements for UGM, namely:

1. Provide a public statement recognizing that acts of harassment and sexual violence in any form, especially rape, are serious violations.

2. Remove the academics at Gadjah Mada University, which is the forerunner of sexual harassment and violence.

3. Give a strong warning and even sanctions for the academic community of Gadjah Mada University who heard the survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

4. Comply with survivors' rights to sexual harassment and violence, including the right to receive current and open information on the process of handling cases, as well as psychosocial support, health care, legal aid and material compensation.

5. To provide a safe place for survivors of sexual harassment and violence to report the violence they perceive.

6. Maintain and ensure the fulfillment of survivors' perspective and integrity, as well as the principle of transparency and accountability in all forms of reporting on cases of sexual harassment and violence at Gadjah Mada University.

7. Review and revise boards and regulations at the institutional, faculty and university level that still provide opportunities for sexual harassment and violence.

8. Design and enforce binding rules at the institutional, faculty and university level regarding the prevention, management and prosecution of cases of harassment and sexual violence involving the academic community of Gadjah Mada University.

9. Perform anti-harassment and sexual violence education as a sidewalk with the survivors of the successful teacher education for new students (PPSMB) and briefing on EU-Empowerment Learning Learning (KKN-PPM) at the department, faculty and university levels.

Dean at UGM Faculty of Social Sciences Erwan Agus Purwanto appreciated the # KitaAGNI movement's support for completing cases of sexual harassment experienced by one of female students in her faculty. According to Erwan, the UGM Faculty of Politics and Politics since the end of 2017 has actually sent a letter to the UGM leadership to take immediate action to resolve sexual harassment.

He considered that although the UGM had formed a investigative group for the case, the University Management had not fully implemented the recommendations made.

"The University has a Rector's rules on student behavior. That is what we call upon to decide by the Chancellor, because the recommendations have been issued by the investigative team," he said.

He also thanked the Balairung Press (UGM Student Press Agency) through a report that was uploaded on November 5, so that the case could be known to the public.

"Let us protect us so that this case will be resolved immediately by the university's management and as fair as possible," he said.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Gadjah Mada Prof. Nizam confirmed that one of his students suspected of being raped was sanctioned and could not graduate this year.

"The perpetrators who were able to graduate in August in August have failed to graduate because they still have to comply with university decision-making decisions based on recommendations from an independent team," said Nizam.

Previously announced, a UGM Social Sciences student claimed victims of sexual harassment by a KKN colleague who was a student at the Technical Faculty of 2014. The event occurred when the 2014 student participated in the community service program at Seram Island, Maluku in mid 2017. The event was revealed by Balairung Press (UGM Student Press Agency) through a report that was uploaded on November 5, 2018.

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