Two Australian Students Presented Their Internship Report

On Thursday, January 10, 2019 a presentation session was held by two students from Murdoch University who took 1 semester of study at the International Program of the Faculty of Law, Islamic University of Indonesia. The two students were named Anjaly Tessa Saji and Anna Ding. In addition to attending lectures for 1 semester, they also took part in an internship program at the Yogyakarta Legal Aid Institute office (LBH Yogyakarta). Legal problems that occur in Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta, make them interested in being involved and seeing directly in the process of seeking justice. At the end of their internship period, they presented their research on internship report with different themes for each student.

In her research, Anjaly gave her attention to cases of domestic and sexual violence that occurred in Indonesia. The majority of victims of this case are women, the WHO (World Health Organization) notes that serious emotional trauma, permanent mental impairment, physical impairments and even death are the effects of domestic and sexual violence. “Religious values and cultural norms play a key role in upholding gender disparity which in turn promotes gender based violence such as domestic and sexual violence”, said anjaly.

Apart Anjaly, Anna Ding, took the title of research on Becak Motor in Yogyakarta: Policy and Legal Sustainability. As a cultural icon in Yogyakarta, Becak Montor (Bentor) plays a big role in turning the economic wheel for Bentor drivers. But in addition to the uniqueness possessed by the bentor and the great benefits that the driver gets from tourists visiting Yogyakarta, bentor has several problems in the field of law, especially those relating to regulations. In her presentation, she explained that “the primary argument against Becak Motor surrounds their use of a motorized engine, causing it to be illegal transportation, yet a replacement electric vehicle is still in a prototype form and not economically feasible in widespread production.”

It is hoped that the involvement of the two students in the 3 month internship program at LBH can provide new knowledge and additional insights related to policy and legal issues that occur in Indonesia.