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Exercise 1 “Formulate a Project” – Book Review

“Kekerasan Terhadap Anak”

 

Abu Huraerah’s book “Kekerasan Terhadap Anak reveals various aspects related to the issue of child abuse. This book is important to read because the original work of Indonesian literature books very few. Intelligently, the author was able to tell the reader the knowledge needed in order to prevent child abuse which until now has not received the concern of many parties. Abu Huraerah presents a broad analysis of political issue that focuses on child abuse, as opposed to the many politics books that offers an objective view of types of child abuse and illustrates the suffering of child abuse victims.

The flow of “Kekerasan Terhadap Anak” book allows the reader to easily follow the issues information, the causes and effects, the types of child abuse, and the solutions to solve this problem. The book is divided into 14 chapters. Opening with children’s rights and needs, the book progresses through the definition of child abuse, types of child abuse, causes and effects of child abuse, child abuse in family environment,sexual abuse victims, street children issues, children trafficking for prostitution, children in conflict with the law, child abuse in school, cyberbullying and its effects to children, solutions to prevent child abuse, and social welfare service for children in order to prevent child abuse happens. The appendices conclude with a listing of solutions. While it is impossible to thoroughly explore all topics, the detailed bibliography provides sources for obtaining more information. This format spotlights the key phases of child abuse knowledges.

This book shows the readers about the suffering of child abuse victims. Every time we celebrate National Children’s Day on July 23, perhaps our imagination is always drawn to the joy of Indonesian children who were free to play in the outdoors, such as playing soccer or for those who gain great grade / pass the exam will receive a holiday gift to the tourist attraction that is beautifully charming. Or at least, eat together in restaurants or homes respectively with family and friends, or receive a gift of piano lessons, singing lesson, dancing lessons, and so on. As if every July 23, the children of Indonesia have found their world is cheerful and free from any pressure. Whereas other children who are still struggling against fate, whether it is hanging on a city bus, carrying a magazine or a newspaper and carrying shoe polish. Many of those who work on the streets as beggars, hawkers, or wiping the windshield. Some of them squeezed his energies to work in the area that is dirty and rundown without legal protection and health, even some who “work” as a prostitute. Every day we still hear the moans of children being abused and mistreated until one was killed, whether made by their family or community. Children who are held captive, kidnapped, abandoned, raped or trafficked children. Those victims of child abuse, which has yet to receive adequate care and assistance, both from the state, government and society. The problem of children in Indonesia will not be treated seriously and comprehensive. Combating the problem of youth become marginalized amid the bustle of political problems and the hegemony and power. Ironically the one hand the problems of children is considered something that is important to require the care and concern seriously, but on the other hand, in reality, the problems of children, such as violence and neglect are still do not handled well. Still a gap between expectations and reality faced by children in Indonesia.

This book telling that in society, people might think that children is community of a lower class. They are small and weak people that entirely under control of power of adults. As a result, parents also feel entitled to do anything against child abuse.

While I definitely recommend this book to other readers, I would recommend it to older teenagers and parents, mainly because it will resonate better with them and and have a language appropriate for older teenagers and adults. The writing is tame enough that childrens could also read it. Childrens would take the most from it since they can not only relate, but they may also better pick up on and get to know what should they do in order to prevent the incident happens.

“Kekerasan Terhadap Anak” book goes into amazing levels of detail. It is a long read, but it gives an immense range and amount of information that you would not find in any other book or series on tips of prevention against child abuse. The flowing way the chapters and books are organized makes it easy to link passages from different books in this series together. Each chapter is filled with the lists of the things related to the chapter topic that the readers should know and tabels. For example, the list of learning principles

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