If we observe, ladies awarded demise penalty have been the victims of home violence
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Demise penalty on ladies is likely one of the catalysts of violence and gender-based discrimination in opposition to womankind, Chairwoman of the Nationwide Fee on Violence in opposition to Girls (Komnas Perempuan) Andy Yentriyani said.
“To dwell is an actual and basic human proper beneath any circumstances. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless a contradiction between the constitutional mandate and the authorized system on the nationwide stage,” Yentriyani famous on the dialogue “The Demise Penalty and Dimensions of Gender-Based mostly Violence and Torture in opposition to Girls” right here on Monday.
Referring to this yr’s information from the Ministry of International Affairs, Yentriyani cited that some 201 Indonesian residents, with 40 being ladies, have been liable to life execution abroad.
Yentriyani famous that they’re convicted in a number of instances, of which 64 p.c are associated to worldwide narcotics syndicates and 33 p.c are charged with homicide instances in self-defense from rape.
Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are the 2 international locations with the very best instances of migrant staff dealing with demise penalty, she identified.
Till now, Yentriyani famous that demise penalty remains to be lawful as a punishment for sure legal acts. Nonetheless, it isn’t unusual that girls dealing with demise penalty had been the victims of violence.
“If we observe, ladies awarded demise penalty have been the victims of home violence,” Yentriyani identified.
She famous that almost all of those ladies confronted demise sentence attributable to self-defense in opposition to bodily and psychological violence.
As well as, Yentriyani famous that a number of ladies, who’re demise row inmates, have been initially the victims of human trafficking, with the target of promoting narcotics.
Furthermore, she famous that the sturdy affect of patriarchy in society makes ladies typically depending on males, each economically and psychologically.
Because of this, she famous that they’re typically used for legal acts, as an illustration, to work as drug couriers and are finally given demise penalty.
Citing the findings of the fee, Yentriyani remarked that girls topic to demise penalty appear to be thrown away by their very own households.
“It’s as if they have been banished by their households as a result of stigma that attaches them,” she affirmed.
Therefore, primarily based on the establishment’s research, demise penalty for girls is the worst state of affairs of gender-based violence and discrimination in opposition to womankind.
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