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ITS Task Force for Preventing and Handling Sexual Violence (PPKS) is A Proof of Commitment in Eradicating Sexual Violence

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Tim Satgas Pencegahan dan Penanganan Kekerasan Seksual (PPKS) ITS siap berkomitmen untuk mewujudkan kampus aman dari kekerasan seksual

ITS Task Force Team for Preventing and Handling Sexual Violence (PPKS) is ready to commit in making its campus safe from sexual violence

ITS Campus News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) has officially inaugurated 21 members of the Task Force (Satgas) al” width=”1280″ height=”884″ /> ITS Task Force Team. This is one of ITS’s commitments to create a safe campus from sexual violence based on the Regulation of the Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Permendikbudristek) Number 30 of 2021 concerning PPKS in a higher education environment.

The Head of ITS PPKS Task Force, Ellya Zulaikha ST MSn PhD, said that cases of sexual violence are complex and become sensitive matters. Not everyone is aware of the urgency and is open to express it to the right people. “Therefore, ITS PPKS Task Force is formed to be a safe place to complain and also focuses on victim’s recovery,” said Ellya.

Besides focusing on cases experienced by students, Ellya continued, ITS PPKS Task Force is ready to accept any complaints from all ITS academicians such as students, lecturers, educational staffs (tendik), people who are active and or work in campus, as well as the general public in ITS environment.

Ketua Satgas PPKS ITS Ellya Zulaikha ST MSn PhD

The Head of ITS PPKS Task Force, Ellya Zulaikha ST MSn PhD

The Task Force team, which has been officially in charge since the last 3rd October, consists of seven lecturers, three educational staffs, and 11 students as the representatives of each faculty in ITS. Ellya revealed that the work system of PPKS Task Force was conducted in a confidential operation. “We will certainly protect their privacy, both the victim and the perpetrator,” Ellya said.

She continued, until now, ITS PPKS Task Force has also provided counseling to academicians based on the PPKS module. Starting with targeting new students, the PPKS module contains a basic knowledge about sexual violence, its types, and the first thing you must be done when you become aware of sexual violence.

Poster arahan dari Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi untuk atasi perundungan (sumber dari Instagram cerdasberkarakter.kemdikbudri)

A poster directed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology to deal with bullying (source from Instagram cerdasberkarakter.kemdikbudri)

The Vice Dean of the Faculty of Creative Design and Digital Business (FDKBD) ITS also said that there are at least 21 types of sexual violence that victims or people that can be reported. In this case, reporting can be done by directly contacting ITS PPKS Task Force team, either via email ka.ppks@its.ac.id or social media on Instagram satgasppks.its.

By forming a competent team including psychologists who are ready to assist as well as giving comprehensive knowledge from the National Commission on Violence against Women, Ellya advised the ITS academicians to have a courage to report sexual violence cases that may be encountered or experienced. “Don’t worry, we (ITS PPKS Task Force) know how to handle victims and we will maintain it confidentiality,” he assured. (ITS PR)

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