Nowadays, the issue of domestic violence has gone beyond the personal sphere. There have been many regulations that focus especially on this matter, one of which is the Government Regulation no. 45/1990 and the Government Laws no. 23/2004. “Everything has been regulated;and is no longer a personal matter.”
Wien RitolaTasmaya, the Head of the Integrated Service Centre for Women and Children Empowerment (P2TP2) expresses that statement, during the opening of “Talk Show: the Management and Prevention of Domestic Violence among the Families of Civil Servants” this afternoon (22/05) in Ruang Nusantara, Kemlu Office, Jakarta.
Wien, who previously worked as a Legislative member, conveyed her gratitude for the realization of the event. “TheKemlu has actively participated brought up the issues on women, and it’s a good example for other ministries or institutions to follow,” as she ends.
The harmony of a household is one of the influential factors in the performance of a civil servant (PNS) everywhere, including in Kemlu. “A harmonious family is a family that is violent-free family,” says the Head of the Civil Servant Wives Union, MasrifahWardana.
“The government regulations that apply nationwide have been formulated to prevent domestic violence, as well as punish those who commit it,”Masrifah continues.
The Head of Kemlu Staff Bureau, Yuwono A. Putranto who also gave his presentation says that the existing system within Kemlu Staff Bureau is unique. For example, if a staff of Kemlu is going to be married, he or she is required to report beforehand the bureau.
“We require them to do so in order to minimize the risk for married staff to suffer from consequences of regulations or laws that might incriminate them in the future,” emphasize Yuwono. The marriage between a Kemlustaff with a citizen from a foreign country, for instance, might result in difficulties in some procedures that he or she has to undergo.
The effort to prevent domestic violence by the Kemlu, according to Yuwono, is very essential. “Therefore, the regulations, especially concerning the duties of civil servants will be promoted continuously”.
The talk showthatis intended to improve the understanding and awareness on domestic violence among civil servants’ families is in collaboration between the Kemlu Civil Servants Wives Union and the Integrated Service Centre for Women and Children Empowerment (P2TP2) of DKI Jakarta.
The talk show is also enriched by presentations by several experts, such as psychologist, Dra. IedaPoernomoSigitSidi and AKBP Drs. KuncaraYuniadi, who explain the legal aspects regarding domestic violence. The interactive event that is divided into several sessions is started by a photo session with RI Minister of Foreign Affairs and the whole family of the Kemlu DWP. (Source: Kepeg/Dit. Infomed/PY)