Child sexual assault

Kompas – May 14, 2014
Child sexual assault

Child sexual assault (kekerasan sexual) – which appears until now to have been rampant but widely ignored in Indonesia – has again made front-page news following reports of the rape of a 6-year-old at the Jakarta International School, sparking much soul-searching in the media and calls to impose harsher punishments on perpetrators. According to the national commission for child protection, there were around 3,000 reports of sexual abuse of minors in 2013, double the figure from five years ago.