Komnas Perempuan (National Commission on Violence Against Women)

Komnas Perempuan is an independent institution that was established in 1998 through a decree by former President Habibie. The KP deals with basic human rights of women in Indonesia, notably all sorts of violence against women, in conflict as well as peace situations. Together with social organisations, the KP develops concepts, standards, instruments and mechanisms intended to prevent, handle, and abolish all forms of violence against women. The Commission has initiated advocacy activities and has been involved in several processes of human rights investigations. The major achievements have been the establishment of one-stop crisis centres for women in several places in the country and the set-up of special departments for female victims of violence in police hospitals. In addition, the Commission has made a start with the development of a data identification system, a library, and regular publications and thematic publications. The KP has also helped building up networks between NGOs, as a means to strengthen the campaigning and lobbying capacity towards the government. Address: National Commission on Violence Against Women, JL. Lathuharhari 4B Jakarta 10310 Indonesia

Tel: 62-21-3903963

Fax: 62-21-3903963; 62-21-3903922