Equality needs to underpin every aspect of sustainability if the objectives of the SDGs are to be met. Although SDG 5 explores this through the prism of gender, SDG 10 takes a broader look at the intersectionality of disadvantage. This disadvantage can be felt through all of the other key issues raised by the SDGs – disadvantaged groups are both more likely to be unable to take advantage of progress and to suffer from the effects of climate change.
THE Impact Rankings Methodology 2022, p. 112
Universitas Indonesia measures and tracks applications & admissions of underrepresented (and potentially underrepresented) groups including ethnic minorities, low-income students, non-traditional students, women, LGBT students, disabled students etc. with the integration of database and information system (web-based database management system) at penerimaan.ui.ac.id.
The New Student Admissions Information System can measure and see applicants and prospective new students with both special needs (disability) and those from the Frontier, Outermost, and Disadvantaged (3T) Regions. Information System regarding New Student Admission at ui.ac.id/admin can only be accessed by a limited role for each stakeholder in the new student admission program. When prospective new students register online, the information such as their place of origin, gender, underprivileged circumstances, and disabilities are stored in the information system and prospective students can view each closing period thoroughly.
Universitas Indonesia organizes a program to recruit students/staff/lecturers from underprivileged groups to be accepted as new UI students, both from the 3T regions (the frontier, outermost, and disadvantaged regions) and from underprivileged families (holders of Smart Indonesia Card-College).
Universitas Indonesia has anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies to recruit civil servants based on government regulation number 11/2017, the Indonesian government does not require special criteria related to gender so that all can take part in the selection and be elected to become civil servants according to the criteria and examinations carried out without distinction of race, ethnicity, religion, and gender. In line with the government, Universitas Indonesia through Rector’s Regulation No. 33 of 2018 does not have criteria related to race, ethnicity, religion, and gender in the employee selection process. Thus, everyone can take part in the selection and become an employee if they pass a predetermined series of tests.
Universitas Indonesia also has organizational values listed in the UI Bylaws and contained in the Rector’s Decree No. 2719 of 2019 concerning Main Behavior Indicators of Cultural Values of Universitas Indonesia. This decree becomes the basis for Universitas Indonesia in socializing and internalizing UI values to achieve its vision and mission. Justice is one of the values of Universitas Indonesia. Justice is shown by the behaviors of providing equal opportunities and treatment for each member in carrying out their respective duties. This includes developing academic activities or others that is not based on considerations regarding race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
Universitas Indonesia through the Directorate of Human Resources and the Bureau of Transformation, Risk, Evaluation, and Monitoring as diversity and equality officers continues to socialize UI nine values as the organizational culture to all UI personnel.
In addition, change agents are also formed for each work unit to continue to socialize and implement UI values. One of the UI values is ‘justice’, which means to be fair without discrimination. Justice is one of the values of Universitas Indonesia. The value of Justice is shown by the behaviors of providing equal opportunities and treatment for each member in carrying out their respective duties. This includes developing academic activities or others that is not based on considerations regarding race, ethnicity, religion, marital status, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
Universitas Indonesia provides mentoring, counseling, and peer support programs to support students, staff, and lecturers from underrepresented groups. For example, the Faculty of Humanities (FIB) provides counseling services for students, lecturers, and employees. The services can be accessed by coming to the Student Counseling Board (BKM) office of FIB UI on the second floor of Building V and arranging counseling with counselors. In addition, The Faculty of Public Health (FKM) and The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UI also have a Service Agency for FKM UI students in maintaining mental well-being by providing psychological assistance to those experiencing academic, personal and/or family problems.
Universitas Indonesia provides free shuttle transportation services for staff and students needing wheelchairs in their daily life. At present, there is only one car parked at the University Administration Center at UI, Depok. This program was actually planned in early 2015 and has been started since September 2015. For now, the car is actively picking up and dropping off students with disabilities every day. This car is part of the Disability-Friendly Facilities and Infrastructure Development Program at UI. This program consists of the procurement and development of disability-friendly facilities throughout the UI area, starting from toilets, transportation systems, pedestrians, dormitories, and buildings. Gradually, UI will be filled with other accessible facilities so that UI can become an educational institution providing a comfortable learning environment for everyone. Another program, UI has collaborated with Trans Jakarta. The buses used by Trans Jakarta to cross and serve the services at UI campus are low deck buses that are friendlier to those with special needs, so UI hopes that UI academic community members with special needs can be served as well as others.
Furthermore, there are several facilities that can be used by people with disabilities, such as wheelchairs, toilets for people with disabilities, special facilities for people with disabilities, special parking for people with disabilities and access roads instead of stairs/trap ramps.
In the context of assistance for people with disabilities, the Vocational Education Program held community service activities by conducting Covid-19 Prevention Mitigation Activities for Children with Autism in Barito Kuala-Banjarmasin. This event is one of the efforts as well as an alternative in the resolution and prevention of COVID-19. In collaboration with the Hasnur Center Foundation (YHC) to carry out community service in the form of disseminating information related to the 3M health protocol (Handwashing, Physical-Distancing, and Wearing Masks) as a precaution against COVID-19 infection in autistic children. The event was held at the Nurhayati Global Islamic Boarding School (GIBS) Auditorium, Alalak sub-district, Barito Kuala Regency, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan (14/11/2020), attended by 50 parents having children with autism.
Universitas Indonesia has accommodation strategies and policies for people with disabilities in the campus environment. UI support provides transportation facilities, facilities and scholarships for students with disabilities.
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