Singaraja- The Regulation of the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Permendikbudristek) regarding the Prevention and Handling of Sexual Violence (PPKS) in Higher Education is welcomed by the Department of Law and Citizenship, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Undiksha). PPKS efforts are carried out by strengthening character education and legal values. This was campaigned through the National Seminar on Civic Law 3, Thursday (6/23/2022).
The seminar which took place in a hybrid manner presented two experts, namely, Universitas Gajah Made Academics who also served as Deputy Dean III of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Heribertus Jaka Triana, S.H., LL.M., M.A., and Academics of Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Prof. Dr. I Made Yudana, M.Pd.
The Dean of the Undiksha Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Sukadi, M.Pd., M.Ed., who opened the event said that the prevention of sexual violence should really be socialized in the university. This is in order to increase insight into what kind of acts and how these acts are called sexual violence, including acts that are already included as criminal acts of sexual violence. “I think it is very important for us to do this seminar because the theme of character values and laws related to combating sexual violence in universities has become a national policy. We really have to be able to socialize it so that the academic community really understands it,” he said accompanied by the Head of the Department of Law and Citizenship, Dr. Dewa Gede Sudika Mangku, S.H., LL.M.
According to him, so far there is a tendency for many habits in society that lead to acts of sexual violence unconsciously. This action can cause embarrassment to someone of the opposite sex. Through strengthening character education and legal values, it is hoped that this will not happen.
Apart from the seminar, the academic from Payangan District, Gianyar Regency said that FHIS Undiksha had also incorporated character education and legal values into relevant subjects, such as multicultural education, introduction to law, and Indonesian society studies.
The chairman of the committee, Ni Putu Rai Yuliartini, S.H., M.H., said that this seminar was not only attended by lecturers and students of majors but also from other universities in Bali and outside Bali. He hopes that through this activity there will be a joint movement to prevent sexual violence. (lpsy)