Indonesia

Population size:

270,625,568.[1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

406,178 cases of violence against women in 2019 (71% of cases were domestic abuse).[2]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation of the Indonesian Women Association for Justice (LBH Apik) said it recorded 59 cases of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and online pornography from March 16 to 30. Seventeen of the 59 cases involved domestic abuse. "This is the highest number of domestic violence cases we’ve ever recorded [in a period of two weeks],"[3]


Current law and policy:

Towards improving women’s quality of life and ensuring their equal and inclusive participation in all arenas, Indonesia is focusing on three key issues. First, it aims to increase the participation and representation of women in decision-making processes, including by promoting them in senior leadership positions. Second, it intends to reduce maternal mortality by expanding access to reproductive health services. And third, it seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by informing all stakeholders in the family and community, including men, about combatting this heinous crime. Indonesia believes that stronger commitment, improved means of implementation and better cooperation are essential to overcoming current and future challenges. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, Vice-President JusufKalla said: “We are more than eager to improve the quality of life of women. We must ensure that women have equal and inclusive access to greater participation in as well as better control of and benefit from all sectors.” 


Frontline Services:

 

Sources


[1] The World Bank, (1).

[2] https://jakartaglobe.id/news/violence-against-women-in-indonesia-is-systemic-and-the-government-is-not-doing-enough-to-unravel-it-rights-activists

[3] https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/04/07/jakarta-records-spike-in-domestic-violence-reports-during-work-from-home-period.html


Further Reading


[1] https://www.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/step-it-up/commitments/indonesia