International Disibilities Day is celebrated on every December 3rd. Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in collaboration with the Disability Women’s and Children Advocacy Center (SAPDA), held a seminar with the theme “The Complexities of Ideas for the Legal Skills of Persons with Disabilities in Indonesia” (“Kompleksitas Gagasan atas Kecakapan Hukum Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia”), Yogyakarta (2/12).
The seminar took place starting at 08.00 – 12.00, in the Falculty of Law in UGM. The seminar speakers are from both domistic and abroad, namely Founder of SAPDA Nurul Sa’adah Andriani, Keyzear a lecturer from La Trobe University in Australia, Rimawati, a lecturer from the Law Faculty in UGM, and Tio Tegar, UGM Law Faculty student.
According to Sa’adah, up to now, persons with disabilities, both physical and mental, have not received proper legal justice. Apart from Law Number 8 of 2016 concerning Persons with Disabilities which has provided forms related to disability, there will be requirements regarding arrangements if needed by the principlelex specialis derogat legi generali.
“Where a specific law overrides a general law,” he said, it was found that in several cases of a person with a disability who’s right to inheritance was disputed.
Similar worries were shared by Tio Tegar, student of the Law Department of UGM, who is active in disibility assistance in UGM. He talked about several cases, such as experiences of discrimination by several banking institutions and social services which were unequal, especially for people with disabilities, which still often occurs.
In Australia, according to Patrick Keyzear, the development of disabilities, especially those related to mental health, is almost the same as those in Indonesia. If in Indonesia there is a Law No. 8 2016, in Australia if a person with a mental disability is experiencing legal problems, there is a policy that there must be written psychological evidence as an explanation for a person with a mental disability.
However, this is not without gaps, because it is still very difficult to make psychological evidence about the mental disability itself, he said.
Reporter : Yosi Hermanto
Editor : Septia Annur Rizkia
Mitra Wacana provides reproductive health assistance in Kalibawang, Kulon Progo
Wednesday (5/1/2020), Ruliyanto and Sri Murtiningsih from Mitra Wacana were speakers in an event about reproductive health hosted by KKN University PGRI Yogyakarta in Duwet II area of Banjarharjo Village, Kalibawang Subdistrict, Kulon Progo District.
The meeting was attended by as many as 25 people from PKK, the integrated healthcare center and health cadre in the Duwet ll area. The meeting took place from 13.00 – 15.00 o’clock, starting with exploring expectations, concerns, and contributionsthat could be made by the participants during the activities.
There was also a brainstorming about contraception where participants were very enthusiastic about their experiences of reproductive health. Groups were formed to discuss the effectiveness of contraception to prevent pregnancy, then presented.
As facilitators, Ruliyanto and Sri Murtiningsih emphasized that it is important for every woman to always consult with a doctor or midwife in accessing reproductive health services, where safe health services are very important for women to prevent maternal and infant mortality.