Australian Student of ACICIS Program: Researching on East Java Domestic Violence

Author : Humas | Thursday, April 02, 2015 17:31 WIB
Concerning on Domestic Violence: an Australian student of ACICIS UMM as presenting her research on domestic violence in East Java. 

High number of woman violence in East Java attracted Emma Roberts, a student of Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesia Studies (ACICIS) program in University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), to conduct a research on it. It emerged in Progress Report Seminar held in Room 611, Lecture Building (GKB) I of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), on Wednesday (1/4).

            In her research, Emma believed patriarchy value in Indonesia was the main cause of this violence. “The violence toward woman mostly happen, but why are most of those men not sentenced due to this cases?” questioned her in seminar.

            The tendency considering this topic, she said, was due to her last-two-year experience as she landed in Indonesia. “I get interested in this topic, which is legal justice for victims of both domestic violence and sexual abuse,” said her fluently in Bahasa Indonesia.

            Trainer (Plt) of ACICIS Program, Widiya Yutanti, M.A said not only did faculties of Social and Political Studies Faculty attend to this seminar, many ACICIS staffs from Yogyakarta also participated in it. “This progress report is conducted twice in each semester. Progress report for first three-months and final report for last three-months,” she said.   

            Currently, ACICIS participant in this semester is only Emma Roberts. “Now, ACICIS Program has been extended to many universities throughout Indonesia,” added her. Despite this condition, she hoped that there would be many more participants joining this program.

            ACICIS has been existed in UMM since 1995 and became one of best student exchange in UMM. Apart from ACICIS, UMM also provides other exchanges such as Erasmus Mundus for European program, Learning Express (LEx) with Singapore Polytechnic, etc. (zul/han/t_stu)

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