Trauma at Knifepoint
Victims of sexual violence are often traumatized and do not receive justice. The DPR still has not passed a legal umbrella to protect them and make it easier to indict perpetrators.
AYU, 37, slowly gave an account of what she experienced about a decade ago. Speaking to Tempo, who contacted her on Saturday, December 4, this woman who lives at Pantai Labu, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, talked about the sexual violence committed against her by her own husband—let’s just call him Bonar.
For seven years Bonar forced Ayu to have intercourse when she was in a weakened state. He ignored her objections.
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