VIOLA (LPET 2)-SCORA CIMSA UPH 2021
Written by mcdcimsa, on March 24th, 2021
VIOLA (Violence is Not A Love Language) SCORA
Every human born into this world are equally protected by what is known as ‘human rights’, something that all individuals should have, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, personal choices and beliefs.
As such, human rights also refer to gender equality; in which both men and women should be granted equal opportunities not only in society, but also under the eyes of the law. However, the fact that people are still degraded and worshipped solely due to their gender still stands.
In example, it is still widely accepted that women should follow the male’s lead no matter what. Hence, it is not uncommon that males in higher positions often abuse their power by threatening women employees to keep quiet regarding the harassment they are receiving from them.
Gender based violence manifests in many forms, it doesn’t just exist between boss to female employees or even between family members, the LGBTQIAA community are also experiencing gender-based violence in terms of sexual identities.
Based on CATAHU (Catatan Tahunan) 2020, an Indonesian record that is handled by various state agencies, on the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, there were approximately 348,446 cases, 406,178 cases and 431,471 cases towards women, respectively. There is a massive 792% increase in violence against women in the past 12 years.
Moreover, violence against women do not only include physical abuse against adult women, but also:
- Violence towards female children, which experienced a 65% increase from the year 2018 (924 cases) to 2019 (571 cases).
- Cybercrime cases, which involves the usage of private pictures and videos to intimidate and control women, experienced an increase of 281 cases from the year 2018 to 2019, or as much as 300%.
- Sexual violence towards disabled women, which experienced a 47% increase in cases from 2018 to 2019.
Through VIOLA, held on 23rd of January 2021, which explicitly states that violence is not a love language, members of SCORA CIMSA UPH 2020/2021 were educated regarding gender equality by the PETRA (peer educator trainer) based on the curriculum “Basic Gender Based Violence & Tackling Gender Issues in Youth”, to shed light on violence against women, children and the LGBTQIAA community.