BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Permendikbudristek No. 30/2021 on the Prevention and Handling of Sexual Violence (Pencegahan dan Penanganan Kekerasan Seksual) in universities signed by the Minister of Culture, Education and Technology Nadiem Makarim is considered to have multiple interpretations and reap the pros and cons.
According to Nadiem, the issuance of Permendikbud No. 30/2021 could be the guideline for sexual violence victim at campus who cannot hold on to the other law regulations/rules.
Responding to the issue, Rector of Universitas Pasundan, Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Eddy Jusuf Sp., M.Si., M.Kom., IPU said that long before the regulation was issued, Unpas has already set and prepared an institution which focuses on handling gender issues, including sexual violence.
“Unpas has Women’s Studies Centre (Pusat Studi Wanita, PSW) established since 2015. PSW was designed to discuss and respond to gender issues, as well as provide protection to the victims,” he said.
The Rector also said that Unpas is still waiting for the finalization of Permendikbud No. 30/2021 and he hoped that if it is legally confirmed, it could let campus free from sexual violence, both on students, academic staffs, and academic community within Unpas.
“Basically, Unpas would also follow to what has been set. However, there might probably be a revision. What looks as the problem is, especially on one of its articles, a phrase that contains ‘agreement on both parties’ [consent] which reap to the pros and cons,” he continued.
Nevertheless, according to the Rector, Kemendikbudristek had no intention of justifying the things disputed by the contra parties.
“It could be interpreted anything. Maybe if there is a close revision by Kemendikbudristek, I think there is no intention to have it that way. We can only follow the update [about the SK Mendikbudristek],” he concluded. (Reta)*