Member of the Legislative Body (Baleg) of the DPR RI, Luluk Nur Hamidah, who assists in the psychological design of examining victims in the Sexual Violence Bill (RUU TPKS) must be considered. For her, this is crucial in order to minimize the occurrence of accidents for traumatic victims.
“We want to make sure that the victim can be accompanied by a psychologist. Then the results of the assessment can be a consideration for investigators when examining victims,” said Luluk at the Committee Meeting for the Discussion on the Problem Inventory List (DIM) of the TPKS Bill in the Baleg Meeting Room of the DPR RI, Nusantara I Building, Senayan, Jakarta, on Monday (April 4, 2022).
In the meeting, the political party of the National Awakening Party (PKB) added that psychological assistance must be the right of the victim. Thus, he hopes that if the TPKS Bill is realized later, victims will have easy access to protection.
“We saw that there were victims of sexual violence who had to be traumatized after the examination. So, we want to ensure that the role of psychologists can be integrated into this discussion,” said the legislator for the Central Java IV electoral district.
For information, propose several considerations related to psychological assistance in accordance with the notes on DIM 317. Furthermore, the proposal was agreed upon by the Working Committee on the TPKS Bill and government representatives who were present.
Among other things, the offer contained an investigation, conducted an examination of the victim with training, did not ask repeated questions that carried out the investigation process and did not traumatize the victim. Then, victims of psychological assistance and other companions.
Finally, if in terms of psychological examination, the victim has severe trauma so that it is hampered to undergo the victim’s examination, the questions in the examination are submitted by psychologists in the presence of investigators and other companions.