Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, ICILS 2022, 27-28 July 2022, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Influence of Cultural Barriers on The Intensity of Domestic Violence in Indonesia: Evidence From Central Java

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-7-2022.2342430,
        author={Martitah  Martitah and Dewi  Sulistianingsih and Slamet  Sumarto},
        title={The Influence of Cultural Barriers on The Intensity of Domestic Violence in Indonesia: Evidence From Central Java},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, ICILS 2022, 27-28 July 2022, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICILS},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={violence patriarchy community organizations complaints},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-7-2022.2342430}
    }
    
  • Martitah Martitah
    Dewi Sulistianingsih
    Slamet Sumarto
    Year: 2023
    The Influence of Cultural Barriers on The Intensity of Domestic Violence in Indonesia: Evidence From Central Java
    ICILS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-7-2022.2342430
Martitah Martitah1,*, Dewi Sulistianingsih1, Slamet Sumarto2
  • 1: Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • 2: Faculty of Social Science, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: martitahlatif@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

The high number of cases of violence against women is not surprising, considering that Central Java still upholds the concept of patriarchy which is based on the view that in the social system, the presence of men determines the realization of a functionalist structure in the family. This patriarchal concept causes victims of violence to feel afraid to report their cases because Javanese women are easy to accept fate. There is even a view that getting corporal punishment from the head of the family is a natural thing and a form of life education. The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of family culture on the disclosure of cases of violence against women in Central Java, analyze the role of law in eliminating cultural barriers to violence against women, and the role of civil society groups in strengthening household capacity to build awareness of human rights. To examine the above objectives, a socio-legal method and a hermeneutic approach are used. The concept of patriarchy that is upheld by families in Java affects the high rate of violence against women. Community participation is an important element in protection and law enforcement. An active community can help eliminate the possibility of legal cases being ignored.