Celebrating women’s day, BEM FH UNAIR holds screening film and women’s march

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Poster of sexism rejection in the campus environment made at FH UNAIR. (Photo: Sugeng Andrean)

UNAIR NEWS – Celebrating World Women’s Day on March 8, Ministry of Social and Political Student Executive Board (BEM) of Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga (FH UNAIR) held a series of Women’s Week event on March 2-6.

There were various kinds of events such as the screening film of ‘Silent’ by Sidi Saleh and sexual violence discussion on March 2, which also served as the opening ceremony for Women’s Week. Furthermore, there will be a Women’s March on March 6.

The ‘Silent’ screening film received a fairly good response from students. A large number of visitors attended the event, not only students from Faculty of Law but also from various faculties at UNAIR. In the event, Khristianti Weda, as the moderator, explained the message behind the 18-minutes film.

Kristianti Weda (right) explained the message behind the film ‘Silent.’ (Photo: Sugeng Andrean)

“From the film, we can conclude several things, namely related to how the rape victim gets blamed on how she was dressed at the time, and the perpetrators of sexual violence have a close relationship with the victim, as illustrated in the film, “said Weda, her nickname.

Weda also presented data from the National Commission on Violence Against Women or the National Commission on Violence Against Women concerning the current development of violence against women.

“From the National Commission on Violence Against Women shows an increase in cases of violence against women, wherein 2018 there were 348,466 cases and an increase of 14% to 406,178 cases in 2019,” she said.

Furthermore, Weda advised students to be more aware of sexual harassment cases around them. Sexual harassment is not only in the form of rape, but even catcalling is also considered harassment.

“It is time for our fellow students to be aware of this problem and speak-up. Thus, people will understand and have the same concern for this problem,” she concluded. (*)  

Author : Sugeng Andrean

Editor : Binti Q. Masruroh

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