Yayasan Sekretariat Anak Merdeka Indonesia (SAMIN)
14 December 2016 11:35 am
Tel: +62-274 530 6210About:
The rights of children are respected, protected and fulfilled in an enabling socio-cultural environment where effective state mechanisms are adequately developed to address the rights of all children, as set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as to redress any violations when occurred.
Established in 1987, SAMIN initially was intended to serve as a support organisation dealing with issues concerning child development. Through its first programme ‘promotion of alternative education for children’, SAMIN promoted issues related to child education, facilitated the formation of different action-groups and served as some national focal point for non- governmental organisations (NGOs) working on issues concerning child development in the country.
Over time, SAMIN has brought issues of particular concerns to light, among others: street children and child labour of different sectors (1988-1990), commercial sexual exploitation of children (1993-1994), sexual abuse of children and children in conflict with the law (2000-2005), and children affected by disasters (2006-2011).
SAMIN has introduced new approaches such as right-based and system-based approaches to activism. In addition, SAMIN also introduced instruments for child’s rights monitoring in the country.
SAMIN has been running a programme of social inclusion for vulnerable children and youth in four provinces in Indonesia.
Area of work:
SAMIN works on child rights issues in eight cities/districts throughout five provinces of Indonesia
Main lines of work:
• Child Protection,
• To develop a child protection network,
• To develop a working group on city/districts level to encourage the Government to provide access to services for the marginalised,
• Campaign, and
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