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The emergency of sexual violence against children in Indonesia from The Jarakta Post, 05/16/2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

img-icon-newsThe recent cases of sexual violence against children that have emerged in several areas across Indonesia, has raised a question in our mind: What has happened to Indonesia’s morals?

The Indonesian government has made addressing violence against children a priority in its policy agenda. It is also committed to making significant progress in protecting Indonesian children from all forms of violence.

As one of its key measures, Indonesia has adopted the National Strategy to End Violence against Children and the Child Protection National Action Plan, which gives a comprehensive framework to prevent and respond to violent incidents. UNICEF says this framework is critical to ensure the protection of children whether they are at school, home or in public spaces. It is expected that the framework will help Indonesia achieve its Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 16.2: Ending violence against children by 2030.

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