LPSK calls for special attention to frequent sexual violence at schools

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LPSK - Komisi III
(Source: Detik)

Jakarta, IO – The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) revealed that cases of sex crimes in Indonesia often occur in schools in Indonesia, both non-denominational and religiously-affiliated.

This was revealed by the LPSK chairman Hasto Atmojo during a working meeting with the House Committee III on Monday (16/1).

“There have been many victims at day schools and residential boarding schools” Hasto said as reported by Kompas.

Because it appears to be massive, Hasto calls on all parties to pay special attention on cases of sexual violence. This is particularly more urgent as cases of sexual violence against children was on the rise in 2022. Hasto noted that LPSK received 25.82 percent more requests for protection from sexual violence against children during the year.

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“In 2022, the LPSK received 536 requests for protection, compared to 426 in 2021,” said Hasto. (at)