Have you thought that a place for study becomes dangerous?
Nowadays, most sexual violence incidents happened on college campuses.
A campus should have been a safe and healthy space for learning for everyone, but now, it’s not safe.
At least, forty-eight people filed a report to LBH Bali through a reporting mechanism they had set up, 45 of whom said that the incidents had occurred on college campuses.
LBH Bali Head Vany Primaliraning said, the majority were categorized as sexual harassment, while several were rape cases.
“The perpetrators, meanwhile, include lecturers and university staff, with many victims saying that they were threatened from speaking out about their ordeals. Hence the campus turns into this place of protection for the perpetrators of sexual violence,” Vany said.
“When they want to file a report to the police, they are threatened by the perpetrators, family of the perpetrators, or even the campus management itself,” Vany added.
The colleges even accused the victims of tarnishing their reputation and threatened to report them to the police.
Some victims live under the persisting stigma of shame and further pressure from their family members, adding to their reluctance to pursue justice.