KDRT (domestic violence)

The phenomenon of violence is rife among married couples. Domestic violence can occur due to several factors ranging from economic problems, incompatibility between partners and various kinds of abuse that are often encountered in certain cases. Of course, this kind of violence becomes a formidable challenge in fostering good relationships with married couples. Especially if the violence has led to criminal acts. This kind of domestic violence can no longer be tolerated. From the results of the data provided by the national commission regarding the number of cases of domestic violence in particular, there has been a fairly specific increase during this pandemic. With a total of 6,480 cases (79%) there is 50% coverage of cases of violence against wives with a score of 3,221. This has attracted a lot of attention, because the most violence in the household is violence against wives. Of the many cases, of course, there are still cases that may not be reported because there are several underlying things. One of them is afraid of her own partner (husband).

Women only focus on the household without being productive, so the patriarchal culture places a heavy burden on women, especially for married couples, according to a statement from an advocate for gender equality and justice, Kiai Husein Muhamma. In Indonesia itself, patriarchal culture in marriage is still a very dominant culture. This makes the women’s space seem utopian, because the woman is unable to explore herself and can only submit and obey her husband without any space to communicate about some of the problems she faces. With a minimal understanding among the community towards gender equality, it is very difficult for women to explore themselves. That is why many cases of violence are often not reported because many women are afraid of their partners.

This makes a new case for cases of violence related to gender. Gender-based violence or commonly referred to as gender-based violence is a type of violence that is not easy to identify. Gender-based violence is a form of discrimination that is a serious obstacle to women’s ability to enjoy their rights and freedoms on the basis of equal rights with men. From the annual records of the women’s national commission, gender-based violence (KBG) experienced a significant increase from a total of 126 cases in 2019 to 510 cases in 2020.



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