Birth Registration in Indonesia
Birth registration is the first legal recognition of a child and a fundamental human right. Worldwide, nearly 230 million children younger than 5 years do not have a birth certificate, rendering them invisible to the state. Indonesia is one of the countries plagued by this so-called scandal of invisibility, with more than 24 million Indonesian children remaining undocumented. This number is concerning, given existing evidence linking a lack of birth registration to increased school drop-out, child trafficking and labour, and reduced access to health, social services, and education. The resources below highlight the work on this issue coming out of the Center on Child Protection at the University of Indonesia (PUSKAPA), a CPC institutional affiliate.
Click to download the following resources:
In collaboration with the International Labor Organization, PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection at the University of Indonesia, conducted this 2013 study to better understand child domestic workers and their situation in Indonesia. This report, using information from Indonesia’s National Socioeconomic Survey (SUSENAS) and National Labor Survey (SAKERNAS), provides insights about the characteristics of child domestic workers, the push and pull factors that create their working conditions, information about their working situations, and profiles of their employers.
Click to Download:
Reducing Inequality to Improve the Wellbeing of Children: Learning Lessons from Indonesia for the Post-MDGs Agenda
Many countries have successfully reached some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially those related to tackling the most extreme poverty, mortality, and hunger; however, they have not fully addressed vulnerability issues that hinder the enhancement of human capital. This report seeks to contribute to the ongoing thinking around the post-2015 agenda in Indonesia, with the assumption that the next development platform needs to consider mainstreaming equality for children around the world. This paper discusses the issue of inequality of Indonesia with an emphasis on wellbeing of children. Inequality is assessed in two dimensions: vertical (income and wealth inequality), and horizontal (inequality in access to education, health, nutrition, sanitation, clean water, care, and protection.
Much of this work was incorporated into the Save the Children report Born Equal: How Reducing Inequality Could Give Our Children a Better Future.
Click to Download: