Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty – Two Indonesian children who were imprisoned as adult people smugglers using deeply flawed evidence have asked attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, to use
Children's Rights & Underage Workers
August 17, 2022
July 26, 2022
West Java Vice Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum had to issue a public apology after he inappropriately downplayed the severity of a disturbing child bullying case in his province.
July 18, 2022
Katriana, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed the Presidential Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 101 of 2022 concerning the national strategy for the elimin
February 3, 2022
Raka Ibrahim, Denpasar – In Indonesian society, it is highly unusual for children to cut off contact with their parents. But for some, it is an inevitable decision.
December 9, 2021
November 22, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – On November 20 every year, the world community celebrates World Children's Day. The theme for this year's World Children's Day is "A Better Future for Every Child".
March 1, 2021
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – It was the sudden loud cry of 10-year-old Indonesian Aisyah that caught her neighbours' attention in South Tangerang, Banten province, one day in January.
August 25, 2020
Jakarta – Police on Sunday arrested two men who recorded videos of themselves forcing a 4-year-old boy to drink alcohol in East Luwu, South Sulawesi.
July 24, 2020
Jessica Washington, Depok, Indonesia – In the city of Depok, West Java, a group of children gather together outside an old building.
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The unequal burden of child care and housework on women has prompted a domino effect leading to violence against children as mothers juggle amid the COVID-19 h
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – SOS Children's Villages Indonesia, a non-profit organization that provides families for orphans and abandoned children, ramps up their commitment to prote
June 26, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – As the government reallocates most of its resources to the mitigation of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, children from across the archipelago have spoken u
May 29, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic might have largely affected the elderly and chronically ill adults, but a recent assessment has found that children in Indonesia are expo
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Parents and the government must pay more attention to children's health and education as the pandemic casts a shadow over the lives of Indonesian childre
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – According to the Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry, around 5 percent of all people found to be COVID-19-positive in Indonesia are children b
February 25, 2020
Hengky Ola Sura, Maumere – Some 77 students of class VII of Bunda Segala Bangsa (BSB) seminary junior high school in Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), were reportedly "punished" by tw
February 19, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The Commission for Indonesian Children Protection (KPAI) recorded a total of 4,369 violations against children's rights throughout Indonesia last year, including dome
December 11, 2019
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission, or KPAI, says children continue to have their rights violated while the country is under President Joko "Jokowi" Wi
September 2, 2019
Paulina Quintao – The Executive Director of the Young Women's Movement Organization (MOFFE), Yasinta Lujina urged the National Parliament to get back on the agenda the draft law on chi
August 21, 2019
Paulina Quintao – The Minister of Justice (MJ), Manuel Carceres da Costa said a specific law on adoption for Timor-Leste has not been established, but that parts of the civil code cont
August 3, 2019
Jakarta – The sudden death of a South Tangerang national flag-hoisting team (Paskibraka) member on Thursday with bruises found on her body has raised allegations that she had been abus
July 9, 2019
The Bandung District Court today sentenced highly controversial cleric Habib Bahar bin Smith to three years in prison for assaulting two minors last year, footage of which went viral o
May 11, 2019
Arya Dipa, Bandung – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) is looking into a report concerning the alleged abuse of two underage people during a May Day rally at the hands
January 3, 2019
July 27, 2017
Jakarta, Jubi – The highest child poverty rates is in the provinces of Papua, West Papua and East Nusa Tenggara, respectively 35.57 percent, 31.03 percent, and 26.42 percent.
June 21, 2017
Wamena, Jubi – A police officer in Wamena, Jayawijaya allegedly mistreated a minor, Friday afternoon, June 16, 2017.
April 25, 2014
Hotli Simanjuntak, Banda Aceh – Female activists in Aceh, affiliated with the 231 Monitoring Network, have urged the government and police to investigate child abuse cases in the provin
April 22, 2014
Nurdin Hasan, Banda Aceh – Police in Aceh have named one of their own members a suspect in the alleged sexual abuse of at least two young girls, as clerics in the staunchly conservative
March 3, 2014
Vita A.D. Busyra & Fana F.S.
September 28, 2013
Prime Minister Abbott should use his first foreign trip as head of state to put human rights at the heart of Australia's foreign policy.
July 11, 2013
[Joint Press Release by Franciscans International, Human Rights and Peace for Papua (ICP), Imparsial, KontraS, Tapol and the West Papua Network.]
June 24, 2013
Jakarta – Indonesia detains and neglects migrant and asylum-seeking children, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
May 4, 2013
February 19, 2013
Human Rights Council
Twenty second session, Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with SRSG on violence against children
August 29, 2012
Jakarta, Indonesia – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono requires full attention from his audiences, regardless their position or age.
July 8, 2012
Dili, East Timor, and Jakarta, Indonesia – Not until she was at the deathbed of the man presumed to be her father did Alexhia Cordova da Silva's life start to make sense.
February 18, 2012
Jakarta – A notorious cleric, identified as Habib H, who has been reported for alleged sexual abuse, failed to answer the National Child Protection Commission's (KPAI) summons to explai
Dicky Christanto, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police will summon Hasan bin Ja'afar Assegaf, a influential cleric who is accused of sexually abusing some his boy students.
January 9, 2012
Irfan Kortschak – In the communal violence that afflicted Ambon at the end of the 20th century, up to 13,000 men, women and children died, and many more were maimed and injured.
October 6, 2011
Elisabeth Oktofani & Dessy Sagita – More than 60 percent of Indonesian minors do not have a birth certificate, depriving them of a range of civic services, including enrolling at sc
July 25, 2010
Evi Mariani, Jakarta – Two incidents marring National Children's Day celebrations, have led activists to question the way the government celebrates the day, which they said prioritized
July 24, 2010
Camelia Pasandaran & Dessy Sagita, Jakarta – In an ironic twist, the day intended to celebrate children did not even allow them a chance to be heard.
July 23, 2010
Camelia Pasandaran, Jakarta – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono decided to ring in National Children's Day on Friday by giving a speech to hundreds of children about pornography.
March 25, 2010
Nurfika Osman – A lack of concern by local administrations is the primary reason for rampant human trafficking in the country, especially of children, activists say.
July 23, 2009
The number of neglected children is going up, and government programs have done little to help, according to an official at the Social Affairs Ministry.
May 29, 2009
Jakarta – Human rights activists deem history education materials as biased, especially toward the families of individuals who became victims of the nation's bloodiest events in the pas
May 12, 2009
Adam Gartrell – East Timorese children were taken from their families and resettled in Indonesia under policies similar to those that created Australia's stolen generation, a Queenslan
September 5, 2008
Yuli Tri Suwarni, Bandung – Minister of Social Services Bachtiar Chamsyah called on parents Thursday to take care of their children instead of handing them over to orphanages.
July 28, 2008
Agnes Winarti, Jakarta – More than half of the street children living in shelters in Central Jakarta have been sexually abused and one third take addictive substances, including cigaret
June 22, 2008
Sara Schonhardt, Jakarta – Thirteen-year-old Yulianto has spent half his life in an orphanage, but not because his parents are dead.