Media crucial to monitor Sexual Crime Prevention Law's implementation

Media crucial to monitor Sexual Crime Prevention Law's implementation

Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Bintang Puspayoga. (ANTARA/ HO - Kemen PPPA/FR)

Media became our strength to convey to the people the efforts that we have made related to women's empowerment as well as the fulfillment of rights and protection of Indonesian children.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Bintang Puspayoga, at her ministry's Media Gathering event here on Friday, stressed the importance of the media in monitoring implementation of the Sexual Crime Prevention Law (UU TPKS).

What must currently be done usually lies in the hands of the people or the implementation of the regulation, she noted.

Hence, the government seeks the support of the media to ensure that the Sexual Crime Prevention Law can be implemented well, she affirmed.

Puspayoga’s ministry also lauded the media that has collaborated in realizing the birth of the Sexual Crime Prevention Law.

She expects that synergy and collaboration, which had been established, can be improved, so that the realized policies can be conveyed to the people.

"Media became our strength to convey to the people the efforts that we have made related to women's empowerment as well as the fulfillment of rights and protection of Indonesian children," the minister remarked.

She affirmed that officials at her ministry will also assist in the implementation of the Sexual Crime Prevention Law through its derived regulation in the form of Presidential Regulation or Government Regulation (PP).

The derivative regulation is important, so that the Sexual Crime Prevention Law can be implemented well to provide justice to sexual violence victims and their families.

During the event, Puspayoga also lauded the media that always highlighted various sexual violence cases that had been uncovered.

This reflects a change in the mindset of people, who no longer view sexual violence cases as a taboo that must be hidden.

Puspayoga expects that the prevalence of uncovered sexual violence cases can provide justice to victims and deter perpetrators.

In December 2021, her ministry published the result of the National Women Life Experience Survey (SPHPN) and Children and Teenager Life Experience National Survey (SNPHAR).

These surveys show that the prevalence of violence against women had declined. 
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