VILLAIN IWD 2021
(Victim Blaming Culture in Women International Women’s Day 2021)
SCORA&SCORP CIMSA UPH
Unfortunately, after more than seventy years of independence for the Republic of Indonesia, the implementation of respect, protection, and enforcement of human rights is still far from satisfactory or where it needs to be. It's reflected by the numerous incidences of violence against women, which is one of today's most crucial problems.
The urgency to guarantee human rights for women is still high. Arguably, women are still considered in the category of vulnerable people. Being a woman in this society subjects these people to higher possibilities towards dangers and violence, mainly the violence implied and carried out by men.
It is well known that numerous women who are victims of violence chose to remain silent and void, keeping their trauma and suffering to themselves. These women chose to stay silent due to the stigma that tends to objectify or humiliate victims. In addition to that, the news and social media often present the victim's background, breaching their right to privacy. In some cases, the netizens themselves will search personal information regarding both the victim and the assailant and expose them both online, even going as far as to find the victims' faults to justify the assailant. This action has created a twisted culture that justifies violence and victim-blaming against women under various conditions.
Furthermore, Indonesian laws regarding violence against women often do not part take with the victims. Usually, the victims are provided with limited evidence. Besides, legal procedures and authorities often make it difficult for the victims to obtain justice and justify themselves.
Starting from March 1st - March 8th2021, SCORP, and SCORA CIMSA UPH collaborated to hold an air campaign to celebrate International Women's Day 2021 through Instagram with the help of Lentera Sintas Indonesia, regarding violence against women, specifically: Victim's Blaming Culture in Women.
The IWD 2021 air campaign aims not only to educate the public about violence against women and its cases in Indonesia but also to raise awareness around victims' blaming culture in women, hoping that people would care more and respond wisely to violence against women that occurs around them.
Always remember that the victim is the one receiving violence not acting them. Victims need support, not judgment or avoidance. Let us help end violence against women and create a better society!