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Children Violence in Jabodetabek Increases

BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 20/12/2011 20:51:59

There are 2,508 violence case toward children this year. The number of case is increasing compared to last year`s case by 2,413 cases. From the total, 1,020 cases or 40.67 percent are sexual harassment, 774 cases or 30.86 percent are psychic and 714 cases or 28.47 percent are physic violence.

According to the age, there are 1,386 cases to children between 13-17 years old, 882 cases to 6-12 years old, and 240 cases to 0-5 years old children.

The National Commission for Child Protection chairman, Arist Merdeka Sirait, explained there are 221 cases of sodomy, 265 cases of sexual harassment, 115 cases of sexual abuse, and illegal marriage 59 cases. "The main actor of this case is children`s nearest environment," he said at hi office on Jl TB Simatupang, Pasarrebo, East Jakarta, Tuesday (12/20).

His party invites all people to campaign and give education regarding the importance to respect children’s right and eliminate them from any violence form in order to reduce violence case.

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