End Violence Against Children
The Global Partnership and Fund
Civil society supports Indonesia as a pathfinding country
Civil Society organizations in Indonesia, including: The Center for Child Protection Studies, University of Indonesia, ChildFund, ECPAT, ICT Watch, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, and World Vision, joined together to express their commitment to supporting Indonesia as a pathfinding country in the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. The group has actively contributed to the development of Indonesia’s National Strategy on the Elimination of Violence against Children 2016 – 2020 and a Roadmap to implement the National Strategy.
On the margins of the CRC Asia Forum held in Bali, Indonesia, November 23 - 25, representatives of the group met with H.E. Yohana Yembise, Indonesian Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection to discuss the role of Indonesia as a pathfinding country, including strengthening the collaboration with civil society organizations to foster a Child Protection Movement in the country. As a response, a Secretariat and coordination mechanism will be established by the Government, with the full participation of civil society. A youth network meeting -attended by 150 young Indonesian national leaders during the commemoration of Universal Children’s Day, served to introduce the new National Strategy to children and young people, and encourage them to be the champions in disseminating the strategy to their peers.
Civil society organizations also continue to work closely with the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning providing inputs during the drafting process of the national indicators and National Action Plan on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in December 2016. Efforts are focused to align the indicators and Plan with the spirit that embodies in SDGs, “No One Left Behind”. Civil society organizations work to ensure that indicators related to protection of children from violence, including Target 5.3., target 16.2, are properly integrated in the national indicators and implementation plan. A presidential decree on SDGs is expected to be adopted before the end of 2016 or early 2017.