17 November 2023


Every child has rights that must be protected.  Children and young people have the same general human rights as adults and also specific rights that recognize their special needs. Human rights are standards that recognize and protect the dignity of all human beings, they govern how individual human beings live in society and with each other.…, Child rights and why they matter?, Aku anak Indonesia, aku punya hak There are many reasons for singling out children's rights in a separate human rights Convention:, 1 Children are individuals, Children are neither the possessions of parents nor of the state, nor are they mere people-in-the-making; they have equal status as members of the human family., 2 Children start life as totally dependent beings, Children must rely on adults for the nurture and guidance they need to grow towards independence. Such nurture is ideally found from adults in children's families, but when primary adult caregivers cannot meet children's needs, it is up to the State as the primary duty bearer to find an alternative in the best interests of the child., 3 The actions, or inactions, of government impact children more strongly than any other group in society, Practically every area of government policy – from education  to public health – affects children to some degree. Short-sighted policymaking that fails to take children into account has a negative impact on the future of all members of society., 4 Children's views should be heard and considered in the political process, Children generally do not vote and do not traditionally take part in political processes. Without special attention to the opinions of children – as expressed at home and in schools, in local communities and even in governments – children's views go unheard on the many important issues that affect them now or will affect them in the future., 5 Many changes in society are having a disproportionate, and often negative, impact on children, Transformation of the family structure, globalization, climate change, digitalization, mass migration, shifting employment patterns and a shrinking social welfare net in many countries all have strong impacts on children. The impact of these changes can be particularly devastating in situations of armed conflict and other emergencies., 6 The healthy development of children is crucial to the future well-being of any society, Because they are still developing, children are especially vulnerable – more so than adults – to poor living conditions such as poverty, inadequate health care, nutrition, safe water, housing and environmental pollution. The effects of disease, malnutrition and poverty threaten the future of children and therefore the future of the societies in…, What is Convention on the Rights of the Child?, Cari Tahu dan Ambil Bagian untuk Kemajuan Hak Anak In 1989, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood. It’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives…, Child rights we should all know, Untuk setiap anak, harapan The Convention on the Rights of the Child comprises four main pillars - the right to survival, the right to protection, the right to development and the right to participation. These rights are based on the non-discrimination principle and all actions must be in line with the best interest of children. The right to…, Important message from your favorite influencers, More to explore
22 July 2022

1 of 9 Indonesian Women Are Married Before They Turn 18

Many girls who have started their period are involved in child marriage, an act that violates the fundamental rights of children. According to the 2018 National Social and Economic Survey (SUSENAS), there are 1,2 million child marriage cases in Indonesia, where one of nine Indonesian women ages 20-24 years old are married before they turn 18., 1. Access to Information on Reproductive and Menstrual Health, UNICEF data reveal that one of four children in Indonesia never receives any information on menstruation prior to menarche. Moreover, based on the 2017 Basic Health Research Survey (SDKI), one of five girls are not aware that menstruation means that they are now physically able to carry a pregnancy., 2. Menstrual myths, There are many myths surrounding menstruation. For one, consuming beef and fish during period is believed to cause bad smell. Girls and women are also prohibited from washing their hair or cutting their nails. However, there is nothing wrong with personal hygiene practices, such as hair washing during menstruation. In fact, it keeps you fresh and…, 3. Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management, There are two types of menstrual pads in the market: disposable and reusable. Regardless, the pad must be regularly replaced, at least every four hours and even if your flow is very light. It is common for girls to wait until their pads are heavily stained, which may take up to or over 6 hours. However, this may cause reproductive tract infection…, 4. Access to water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities, A UNICEF Indonesia poll shows that 1 of 5 girls in Indonesia have difficulty in accessing or buying pads, and 1 of 10 feel embarrassed and that they have no privacy when attempting to access menstrual hygiene products. This also happens in the school environment which is experienced by most young girls in Indonesia. This is the importance of…, 5. Access to knowledge: Oky, the menstrual tracker app, It is important for girls to understand their menstrual cycle so that they can anticipate and be ready when the next cycle comes. To help them track menstrual cycle, UNICEF has developed Oky, a mobile app for both Android and iOS devices, designed for adolescents. To learn more, click Oky App info . To download, click Oky App download .