The UGM Prevention and Handling Task Force for Sexual Violence (Satgas PPKS) organized introductory training for the Hasanuddin University Prevention and Handling Task Force for Sexual Violence.
The training was attended by 20 Hasanuddin University Task Force members, three staff from the BaKTI Foundation, and eight members of the UGM Task Force and lasted two days on July 3rd and 4th, 2023.
The training on the first day featured Professor Raden Ajeng Yayi Suryo Prabandari, who spoke on the importance of sexual violence prevention and handling and the role of faculties in sexual violence handling, and Dr. Sri Wiyanti Eddyono, who explained sexual violence forms, qualifications, and handling mechanism, from reporting, examination, and sanctions.
Other speakers were Hamada Adzani Maha Swara presenting task force and organizational strengthening; psychologist Istiqomah Yungsiana talking about first aid responses, assessment, and victim counseling; and Wijayanti and Arif Nurcahyo on the role of UGM Residence and support units in the sexual violence handling.
The participants visited the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Crisis Center, inviting Arie Eka Junia and activist colleagues for a discussion.
The second day of the training began with a summary of the activities from the first day by Dr. Sri Wiyanti Eddyono. It continued with discussions facilitated by psychologist Dr. Restu Tri Handoyo and visits to corresponding units, including the Psychology Consultation Unit at the Faculty of Psychology.
At the Professional Behavior Committee Office and Health Promoting University, the discussion was facilitated by Professor Raden Ajeng Yayi Suryo Prabandari, Dr. Supriyati, Dr. Bagas Suryo Bintoro, MD, and Yayuk Soraya, MD.
Dr. Eddyono stated that sexual violence, bullying, and intolerance are among the three sins in higher education.
Through the Minister of Culture, Research, and Technology’s Regulation No. 30 of 2021 on the Prevention and Handling of Sexual Violence in Higher Education, universities are mandated to establish task forces for preventing and handling sexual violence.
“A retrospective review of the handling of sexual violence at Universitas Gadjah Mada can be a best practice for other universities that have recently formed task forces. The task forces can utilize the capacity-building activities to enrich the material and mitigate the risks associated with handling sexual violence,” she concluded.
Source: Satgas PPKS
Editor: Agung Nugroho