Child Protection

Overview - Child Protection

Our response - Child Protection


Our response - Child Protection

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After seven months of being separated with his family, Khairuddin was finally reunited at the UNICEF Meulaboh office with his mother, Yuslaini, who was not with the family on that fateful morning.

(Continued from Overview - Child Protection)

UNICEF is widely regarded among international agencies as a leader in child protection. The agency’s Child Protection Program addresses issues related to abuse, violence and exploitation of children, and birth registration.

UNICEF collaborates with the Government of Indonesia in formulating child protection policy and in the development and implementation of child protection legislation, including in the country’s conflict and disaster-affected areas.

UNICEF supports the development and implementation of national and local laws, policies and programs, such as the Child Protection Law, the National Plans of Action on Trafficking, and the national policy on separated children.

In addition to the government, UNICEF’s Child Protection Program works with a wide range of partners, including civil society, the private sector, law enforcement officials, legislators, social workers and children, in an attempt to create a comprehensive framework that protects all children from all forms of abuse, violence, and exploitation. UNICEF’s child protection program also promotes universal birth registration.

UNICEF supports the prevention of violence against children in Indonesia and the urgent development of reporting mechanisms on child abuse. The agency currently supports surveys on child abuse in six major cities in Indonesia and ongoing research initiatives in two Districts in eastern Indonesia.










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