Indonesia

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Lisa Button - Save the Children Australia24 May 2017

This report examines current policy framework and practices in five countries, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and the Republic of Nauru.

Rohmatin Bonasir - BBC11 Apr 2017

This story from the BBC features Indonesia's left behind children.

Ian Lloyd Neubauer - Escape31 Mar 2017

How some orphanages in Bali use children to get money from the government and donations from tourists.

UNHCR1 Aug 2016

Global Strategy – Beyond Detention 2014-2019 is a document released by UNHCR, which aims to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seekers and refugees.  

Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (SC Indonesia), the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, the Alliance for Family Based Care27 Jul 2016

A video campaign on family based care that is being displayed in a major chain of cinemas in Indonesia. The video contains a message on the importance of family based care for children by representatives of all religious leaders and the Ministry of Social Affairs. 

Save the Children26 Jul 2016

This video highlights the importance of keeping children with families.

Becky Smith - Save the Children UK24 May 2016

This post is part of the Better Volunteering Better Care Initiative’s month-long spread of articles aimed at raising awareness around the issues of orphanage volunteering. In this post, the author explains that, around the world, many orphanages are being run, not by government, but by church groups and individuals who start as volunteers. “The institutions are poorly regulated and they’re doing a job that could be done by the children’s families, with the right support,” says Smith.

NYOOOZ28 Mar 2016

The Childline Foundation, along with three universities, will be conducting a mapping exercise of all child care institutions in Kerala, India, according to this article from NYOOOZ.

Human Rights Watch20 Mar 2016

People with psychosocial disabilities (mental health conditions) in Indonesia are shackled or forced into institutions where they often face physical and sexual violence, and involuntary treatment including electroshock therapy, seclusion, restraint and forced contraception. Human Rights Watch examines how people with psychosocial disabilities often end up chained or locked up in overcrowded and unsanitary institutions, without their consent, due to stigma and the absence of adequate community-based support services, including mental health care. 

Save the Children Indonesia6 Mar 2016

This animated video describes Indonesia's Families First Signature Program which began in 2005. The goal of Families First is to ensure that every child in Indonesia has a safe, family environment, recognizing that family-based care is best for child development. The video describes how the Signature Program has helped shift care away from institutions towards family-based care.

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