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Child protection in Indonesia

Protecting children from all forms of violence and abuse.

Plan International Indonesia is committed to child protection. Our Child Protection and Participation (CPP) programme focuses on preventing and reducing violence against children and young people at home, school, and in the community, and increasing children and young people’ capacities to protect themselves. 

Community members collaborate with children’s groups to refer victims of child abuse to the relevant district institutions for rehabilitation. Thanks to increased awareness around child protection, people now routinely report cases of violence or abuse against children to these groups, which then manage the reported cases, often escalating them to the police.

We are also campaigning to end child marriage in Indonesia. We have formed strong links with relevant stakeholders to engage in national advocacy plans for the judicial review against Indonesia’s marriage laws, in particular regarding the legal age of marriage for girls. Our aim is to increase the legal age of marriage for girls from 16 to 18 years old.