Researching Domestic Violence in Indonesia - Seminar - Auckland, - 26 Apr 2012
Thursday 26 April 2012, 12.00 - 1.00 pm
AG127, Akoranga Campus, AUT University, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland
Hosted by: Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Centre, AUT University
Dr Sari Andajani, Senior Lecturer – Department of Community Health Development, AUT University will present a one hour seminar - Researching domestic violence in Indonesia.
This presentation contributes to the cross-cultural understanding of gender-based violence. This presentation will summarise two studies on domestic violence in Indonesia which examined women’s definition and experiences of domestic violence in two provinces - East Java and in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
Results of both studies include the high prevalence of domestic violence during pregnancy and early motherhood, women’s accounts on the culturally appropriate way to use ‘unwanted sex’ opposed to ‘forced sex.’ Further both studies underline the relevance of cultural specificity for different definition of domestic violence as well as the applicability of internationally recognised definition and assessment on domestic violence.
For more information, contact the Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Centre