Domestic Violence Major Issue in Indonesia

In a new survey from Indonesia, the issue of domestic violence emerged as a major source of concern to women. Other female issues were health care, lack of formal education, limited legal protection and low income. The survey was conducted by the Public Interest Research and Advocacy Center and focused on the lives of middle-class Indonesian women. Data from the investigation reveals over 25,000 cases of domestic violence were reported through 215 different organizations. This represents a threefold increase since 2003. Although a high prercentage of women indicated a desire to assist organizations working for women, in actuality, few ever donated time or money.

It may well be that lack of income and family demands prevent Indonesian women from being able to donate either money or time to the important issue of domestic violence.