The Complexity of Sexual Abuse Problems on Children in West Nusa Tenggara: the Culture against the Law
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- Sexual abuse, Incest, “Merariq”, victims and perpetrators
The issue of sexual abuse today is quite alarming. Many cases have occurred including in West Nusa Tenggara. A social rehabilitation center that provides services to Children Associated with Law (ABH) in Lombok is quite overwhelmed with client problems, especially those related to sexual abuse issues among minors. The cases handled are quite complex and varied, such as the high incidence of incest and usually perpetrators of sexual abuse are the people closest to the victims. The "Merariq" culture is the habit of "escaping" bride to marry has contributed to the problem. This research is to find out (1) the picture of sexual abused cases in West Nusa Tenggara (2) the causes of the high incidence of sexual abuse (3) how to settle incest or "Merariq" cases by the local community, and (4) Who has the role to resolve incest or "Merariq" cases. This research used descriptive qualitative method, with interviews, documentation studies and focus group discussions. The results shows that in incest cases the perpetrators were the biological fathers with problems. Beside, cases of early marriage occur because of using the "Merariq" to end in early marriage. The conclusion is that culture also influences the high incidence of sexual abuse in West Nusa Tenggara.
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TY - CONF AU - Dorang Luhpuri AU - Rini Andayani AU - Azlinda Azam PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - The Complexity of Sexual Abuse Problems on Children in West Nusa Tenggara: the Culture against the Law BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2019 – Humanity, Education and Social Sciences (IcoSIHESS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 414 EP - 418 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.71 DO - 10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.71 ID - Luhpuri2019/10 ER -