BANDUNG - The geographical location of West Java Province which is directly adjacent to the Capital City makes West Java has a social problem that is not simple. Women who occupy half of the population of West Java have specific problems that vary. One of the concerns of the government is the rampant cases of violence and trafficking against women and children.
Departing from these problems, Integrated Service Center for Women and Children Empowerment (P2TP2A) West Java Province intensively conduct Anti-Violence Campaign. Themed "Violence-Free Disability", one of P2TP2A's main programs this time was held at Hotel Park Prime Bandung, attended by 200 participants covering Special School Teachers (SLB) and Parents of Victims.
"In general, when we talk about violence, especially violence against children since 2012, it tends to increase, which is an indication to us that the space-safe space for children is getting narrower, which is why P2TP2A never tired of doing preventive efforts for example with this kind of dissemination of information on Anti-Violence Campaign.As a follow-up to the declaration of West Java Reject Violence by the Governor last year, we want to activate all institutions in West Java including educational institutions, "said Chairman of P2TP2A West Java Province, Netty Heryawan who became speakers at the event.
The number of children in Indonesia is one-third of Indonesia's population or about 85 million children. While the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) states that 9.9 million Indonesian children are children with special needs (ABK) in the category of persons with disabilities.
Today, children who should be protected from violence are still victims. Children with disabilities often become victims who are not revealed. Based on data from Women's Advocacy Center, Disability and Child (SAPDA) from 2013 to 2014, 72 cases of violence were recorded in children and women with disabilities. That means increasing 15 people or about 60%.
Despite the fact that the number of violence against women and children with disabilities is less than the number of violence that affects women and non-child children, it does not mean that violence against people with disabilities is more important to take precedence over handling than non-denominational violence. No matter what the number of cases of violence against women and children remains a violation of human rights, it needs to be taken seriously, given the great impact.
Netty added, SLB teachers become one option to be given information about violence. Because of the difficulty of providing information about violence to children with special needs and community stigma that often label poorly about the presence of children with disabilities.
"I see that everyone has an equal responsibility for preventing violence, especially SLB teachers, where children with special needs have a considerable degree of difficulty to explain what forms of violence, harassment and how to avoid them. would require the work of the heart, sincere work of the SLB teachers to be able to prevent crime and violence that befell special children both in the school environment and surrounding communities, "concluded Netty.
"I want to underline that violence occurs because there are fewer good people, but so many good people are silent (when seeing / accepting evil)," Netty said.
In an effort to respond to the complaints about women and children, currently P2TP2A West Java Province provides hotline facility through 0800 1000 400. With this hotline is expected to help and participate in every indication of violence cases in West Java.