Kessos UIN Jakarta Holds International Seminar on “Human Rights and Mental Health”

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The implementation of lessons learned in the seminar must be carried out continuously, both theoretically and in practice. (photo: UIN)

IO, South Tangerang– Social Welfare (Kessos) Study Program of the Da’wah and Communication Science Faculty (FIDK) UIN Jakarta held an international seminar on human rights and mental health, entitled “Human Rights and Mental Health in Vulnerable Groups: A Guide for Social Workers and Mental Health Practitioners” at UIN Jakarta on Friday (01/18/2019).

Present for the event were Rector of UIN Jakarta Amany Lubis, Chairman of Indonesia’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation Irwansyah, Chair of Social Work at Sydney University Margaret Whitlam, Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Science at the University Technology Sydney/UTS Lucy Fiske, Assistant Manager of the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre/ CLRC Halima, and Chairman of the Indonesian Council on Social Welfare/ Former Regional Adviser on Disaster Risk Reduction UN-ESCAFE Puji Pujiono.

In her remarks, the Rector expressed her appreciation for the sources and practitioners who took the time to share their knowledge and experience with the entire academic community of UIN Jakarta, especially with those from the Kessos study program.

“This seminar is considered very important for the wider community. The reason is that this seminar discusses humanity and social interaction among fellow living beings. Hopefully, this event could exert a positive impact on the development of Kessos UIN Jakarta study program,” said Amany.

On the same occasion, the Rector also mentioned that the Kessos UIN Jakarta study program was opened in 2000, and currently shows significant progress, especially regarding science and collaboration with both local and international campuses.

“Kessos UIN Jakarta upholds the Rahmatan lil a’lamin mission: we instill a sense of empathy and social concerns towards fellow human beings, everywhere,” said the Rector.

The Rector also hopes that the implementation of this activity will be carried out continuously, both theoretically and in practice. The entire leadership of UIN Jakarta will facilitate and support the social activities that will be carried out in the future.

“I hope it will provide benefits for the institutions in particular and the community in general,” she concluded. (UIN Jakarta Public Relations)