Forum of Service Providers for Women Victims of Violence/Women’s Crisis Centres (FPL)
The Forum of Service Provider (FPL) is a network 112 members spread across 32 provinces in Indonesia that provide services for women victims of violence. Services such as case handling, referrals, legal assistance and shelters for women who experience violence.
FPL is divided into 3 regions to optimize their work in providing services to women victims, namely the Western Region (Sumatra), Central Region (Java, Bali, Borneo, and West Nusa Tenggara) and the Eastern Region (Sulawesi, Moluccas, East Nusa Tenggara, and Papua). The division of this region serves to facilitate coordination, support each other, expand membership, provide services, and establish cooperation between fellow network members.
MAMPU supports 20 FPLs working in 15 provinces, 31 districts, and 102 villages.
Approach developed as MAMPU Partner:
- Advocating for the Draft Bill on the Elimination of Sexual Violence (RUU PKS) to be passed as a law.
- Forming grassroots women’s groups to build their collective capacity to advocate for local and budgets to improve services for women victims of violence, and develop their capacity as community based paralegals in their areas.
- Developing an online database to improve recording and handling of cases of violence by FPL network and to strengthen the evidence to support local and national level advocacy.
- Supporting the Integrated Criminal Justice System for Handling Cases of Violence against Women (SPPT-PKKTP) in FPL working areas.
- Advocating for improvements to the government’s Integrated Services for Victims of Violence (P2TP2A) in FPL working areas.
Achievements through the MAMPU Program:
- The Draft Bill on the Elimination of Sexual Violence (RUU P-KS) has entered the Parliament’s national legislation list (2015-2019) as an initiative of the parliament.
- Advocacy for regional regulations on the Protection of Women and Children from Violence was passed by South Central Timor District government (No.9/2015), and Ambon City government (No.12/2015) in 2015.
- Supporting the trial of the Integrated Criminal Justice System for Handling Cases of Violence Against Women (SPPT-PKKTP) in Central Java in 2015.
- Empowered and trained more than 700 women as community based paralegals. This has enabled FPL to reach and assist more than 2000 cases of violence against women in 2018.
- Supported the revitalization of Integrated Services for Victims of Violence (P2TP2A) in 20 districts/cities by piloting Strategic Plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Integrating government services – P2TP2A with social protection (SLRT) – has helped victims of violence to access government social protection programs and services.
- Advocacy for replication of SPPT-PKKTP through four Provincial level MoU signed between the Governor, police, lawyers association, and provincial justice departments in Maluku, North Sulawesi, Central Java and Kalimantan.
- FPL member CIQAL provides services for victims of violence including women and girls with disability in 2 villages in 2 districts of Jogjakarta. In Sleman district, CIQAL has:
- advocated to head of Sariharjo village to fund local disability organisation FKDS to improve awareness and accessibility of services for victims of violence with disability.
- undertaken mapping on barriers to disability inclusion with FKDS and convened a public consultation with the Sleman regional parliament (DPRD) with 70 people with disabilities from 5 villages to advocate for regulations and funding to support the proposals.