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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Published in Research

Rifka Annisa worked in cooperation with UNWomen and Partner for Prevention (P4P) Bangkok in for the conduction of research across three cities – Jakarta, Purworejo, and Jayapura in 2012.  This study was conducted to explore the life experiences of men associated with violence and their experiences regarding life and health.  Similar studies from the perspective of men remain rare, although their importance is great.  The study recruited 800 male respondents from each region between the ages of 19 and 48.  The questionnaire was a combination of the IMAGES (International Men and Gender Equality Survey ), the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women, the Norwegian study on gender equality and Quality of Life, and the South African Study of Men, masculinities, violence and HIV.  The questionnaire was designed to collect a wealth of information inclusive of childhood experiences, attitudes about relationships between men and women, intimate relationships, fatherhood, health and welfare, and policy. The results of this study will be launched in the month of November 2013. Excerpts of the research results will be disseminated after the event.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Published in Research

Rifka Annisa is working with three partners UNTrustfund and programs (KKTGA – the Working Group for Gender Transformation – in Aceh, LBH – Legal Aid – in Jakarta, and LBHP2I – Legal Aid and Resources for Women in Indonesia in Makassar) to conduct research and gather preliminary data. Workshop on 20-31 May 2013: Integration Act No. 23 year 2004 about domestic violence and Act No. 23 year 2002 for the protection of children in Islamic marriage institutions (judiciary religion, Office of Religious Affairs, Marriage Counselling and Divorce Settlement Bodies).  This study uses several methods of analysis regarding the results of court decisions including interviewing clients within the religious court regarding the services to women victims, interviews with institutional providers and courses on women victims and prospective brides and grooms (suscatin), and a questionnaire distributed in communities in four cities (Aceh, Jakarta, Gunung Kidul, and Makassar).

Results of this study suggested that around 50% of teens assisted in Makassar and 67% of those in Jakarta who claimed to have read the articles and leaflets about domestic violence had greater knowledge than those who attended training and related seminars.  Knowledge regarding laws against interpersonal violence was also examined.  Approximately 54% of participants in Makassar; 77% in Jakarta; 65% in Makassar and 92% in Gunung Kidul reported knowing that withholding nafkah, or an allowance for household expenditure, from one’s partner, usually the wife, is equivalent to domestic violence.  Suscatin – an educational program for the preparation of people with plans for marriage, is conducted through a series of lectures and informal discussions. One of the highlights of the research was the discovery that the suscatin education practice is carried out both before and after the marriage ceremony. Courses and consultations after the wedding are done informally, at the initiative of the user and officials from the Office of Religious Affairs.   Pre-marriage counselling can be arranged via sms or direct phonecall to the Office of Religious Affairs.   Instances of divorce registered by a wife against her husband (74%)  were much higher than divorce registered by a husband against his wife (26%).  Most of those cases registered by a wife were decided by verstek (74%) which means that without the presence of her husband.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Published in Research

Rifka Annisa in collaboration with GTZ conducted a study in Yogyakarta print media circulating in the months from July to October 2011, for example the publications Kedaulatan Rakyat and Radar Jogja took on the theme of women’s and children’s rights.  During those three months there were 223 articles that appeared in Kedaulatan Rakyat in addition to 174 articles that appeared in Radar Jogja relating to the issues above.
The articles relating to issues of women and children dominated the mainstream news where there were as many as 317 articles, 56 feature reports, 23 external opinion articles and 1 in the form of a news headline.  In general, the two publications support gender equality, from a total of 220 reports with supporting portion 128 news, 73 neutral news, 15 news that supports inequality, while the position of 4 articles remains unclear.  
There is a clear correlation between the type of news and media bias with gender equality issues dominated the mainstream news with as many as 174 reports, 31 news features and 15 external opinion articles.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Published in Research

Rifka Annisa in collaboration with UNFPA conducted a study in three districts (Alor, Manggarai , and TTS) and 1 city (Kupang) and 4 districts in NTT (Jayapura, Keerom, Jayawijaya, and Merauke) in Papua. This research was conducted in August 2011 for approximately 20 days. The agencies involved and examined in this study of the Institute include the police (personnel, police stations, police offices), the Centre for Women’s and Children’s Services, NGOs, Marriage Counselling and Divorce Settlement Bodies, Organization for Religion, health centres, hospitals, Organization for Social Development and Children’s Health,  and the Office of Marriage Regulations in each province. The result has been the completion of the execution of family and customary law preferred by victims and local service agencies . Unfortunately there has not yet been a resolution for mechanisms aimed at the integration of customary law with positive law enforcement.  Policy aspects are weak against efforts to address violence against women and children.  In some areas of women's empowerment organizations are still not incorporated and therefore are influential towards functions of coordination.  Recommendations from this study include the importance of building inter-agency synergy between existing services for implementation and the provision of facilities and infrastructure for the victims .

Thursday, 27 February 2014 Published in Research

Rifka Annisa in collaboration with UNFPA conducted a study in three districts (Alor, Manggarai , and TTS) and 1 city (Kupang) and 4 districts in NTT (Jayapura, Keerom, Jayawijaya, and Merauke) in Papua. This research was conducted in August 2011 for approximately 20 days. The agencies involved and examined in this study of the Institute include the police (personnel, police stations, police offices), the Centre for Women’s and Children’s Services, NGOs, Marriage Counselling and Divorce Settlement Bodies, Organization for Religion, health centres, hospitals, Organization for Social Development and Children’s Health,  and the Office of Marriage Regulations in each province. The result has been the completion of the execution of family and customary law preferred by victims and local service agencies . Unfortunately there has not yet been a resolution for mechanisms aimed at the integration of customary law with positive law enforcement.  Policy aspects are weak against efforts to address violence against women and children.  In some areas of women's empowerment organizations are still not incorporated and therefore are influential towards functions of coordination.  Recommendations from this study include the importance of building inter-agency synergy between existing services for implementation and the provision of facilities and infrastructure for the victims .

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