Anies' Two Years of Leadership: Collaboration of City and Community Prevents Violence against Women and Children

Reporter : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing | Editor : Nugroho Adibrata | October 16th, 2019 01:07 PM 13:07 WIB | Dibaca 272 kali
Anies' Two Years of Leadership: Collaboration of City and Community Prevents Violence against Women and Children (Foto : Reza Hapiz /

The Jakarta Provincial Government continues to minimize the case of violence against women and children in Jakarta.

" We need to expand this to the whole community. Can you imagine if our family is the victim, of course it's a matter of humanitarian responsibility"

It is done through socialization to the community about the perpetrators of violence against women and children can be processed by law, victims get protection and the community has the ability to help make prevention, provide free services through the Technical Implementation Unit for the Integrated Care Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (UPT P2TP2A) and cooperate with the Polda Metro Jaya to provide services for handling victims integrated in the Jakarta Aman app.

With various efforts and collaboration with the community, in the past year, the number of victims has decreased significantly according to the data in 2018 until the end of September released by the UPT P2TP2A.

In details, the number of victims handled last year was 1,769 people, and continued to fall by almost 50 percent this year, precisely 835 people as of September 26.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan hopes that the public will also play a role in the process of preventing violence against women and children.

"We need to expand this to the whole community. Can you imagine if our family is the victim, of course it's a matter of humanitarian responsibility," he uttered, as quoted by the Jakarta PPID's press release, on Monday (10/15).

Efforts to prevent and minimize violence against women and children are outlined in the Jakarta mid-term regional development plan (RPJMD) and Gubernatorial Regulation number 48/2018 on safe houses for children and women victims of violence.

Safe houses is temporary or new dwellings which are kept confidential according to standards based on applicable regulations. It is intended for women and children victims of violence.

Last year, the city already has 2 units and 4 units in this year. They have served 39 victims. They are also designed in a condition of strict supervision and guarding for 24 hours.

Besides police and security officers, other officers are also alerted such as, professional social workers, clinical psychologists, counselors, assistance officers until social assistance officers.

Aside that, the city also has formed the Jakarta Children's Forum which is engaged in the protection of women and children in 19 complaint posts set up on the yards of the RPTRA and flat tower. The existence has increased, which were previously spread in only 12 locations. Each post has three officers, namely victim's companion, psychologist, and paralegal.

So here are the complaint post locations in Jakarta and its surrounding areas:

1. Harapan Mulia RPTRA

2. Rustanti RPTRA (replaced to Pulo Gundul)

3. Muara Baru Flat Tower RPTRA  

4. Marunda RPTRA  

5. Pesakih Flat Tower RPTRA  

6. Utama RPTRA

7. Kalijodo RPTRA  

8. Kemandoran RPTRA

9. Flamboyan RPTRA

10. Pulo Gebang Flat Tower

11. Cipinang Besar Selatan Flat Tower

12. Griya Tipar Flat Tower

13. Kembangan Utara Post

14. Tegal Alur Post

15. Jati Pulo Post

16. Ciracas Post

17. Pinang Ranti Post

18. Pejaten Timur Post

19. Ciganjur Post

On the other hand, the city also cooperates with RSUDs to provide an Integrated Service Center (PPT) for Violence against Women and Children. Thus far, PPT has provided visum et Repertum and visum et Psychatricum services.

These services are available for free in 6 RSUDs, namely Tarakan Hospital, Koja Hospital, Pasar Minggu Hospital, Adhyaksa Hospital, Pasar Rebo Hospital and Duren Sawit Hospital.

Each PPT provides forensic doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists. Until the end of this year, it is targeted that there will be 8 PPTs available at the RSUDs and private hospitals in Jakarta.

To develop a climate of citizen engagement to build a fast and responsive reporting system, he has also formalized the Jakarta Aman app.

Jakarta Aman is a system that demands connectivity, either between citizens or authorities concerned with security and citizens with their own environment.

It is formulated based on a memorandum of cooperation with the Polda Metro Jaya according to the Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) in preventing and handling cases of violence against children and women in Jakarta.

So every time there is a case report, the app will be connected to the Polda Metro Jaya.

By so, the city won the title of Pioneer of the Child-Friendly Province in 2019 from the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection, the Regional Government of the Most Caring for Children in the 2019 KPAI Award and Child-Friendly City in 2019 from the international save the children non-government organizations (NGOs).

This award triggered the city performance to be more concerned with women and children, not only in the aspect of preventing and handling violence but also to provide fulfillment of basic rights.