Child Rights in Indonesia 


In 2020, approximately 26 percent of the population of Indonesia were children. While the exact number of children engaged in economic activities in the country is unknown, it is estimated that 5 million children are engaged in Indonesia’s palm oil sector alone. With agriculture and manufacturing being in the top 3 sectors contributing to Indonesia’s GDP, child rights risks such as child labour are high. 


The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated child rights risks further with millions of workers losing their jobs and sliding deeper into poverty. For example, The Centre has found that rural workers in the natural fibre sector have been hit particularly hard in the past year, with many unable to afford even the most basic necessities.


The number of families being unable to pay for their children’s education is set to increase, as is the pressure to rely on family members for income. Other issues affecting children are lack of childcare at production sites and plantations, lack of maternity protection, lack of social protection for migrant workers, and lack of decent work opportunities for young workers below 18 but above the legal working age.

 


Supporting You in Indonesia 


The Centre has staff members working out of Jakarta. Our team works in a broad range of industry sectors and supply chain tiers and has been piloting young worker development programmes in Indonesia as well as carried out several child rights risk assessments in the country. The Centre’s team was also responsible for the development of four child rights guidelines for different actors in the palm oil production sector. All of the services that The Centre offers are available in Indonesia. 


Browse our Work in Indonesia

Video: An Indonesian Boy Takes Part in a Youth Development Programme
17/05/2021 | Stories
Video: An Indonesian Boy Takes Part in a Youth Development Programme
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Video: The Challenges and Struggles We've Seen Among Supply Chain Workers in Indonesia
10/09/2020 | Stories
Video: The Challenges and Struggles We've Seen Among Supply Chain Workers in Indonesia
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Struggling Rattan Farmers in Indonesia Receive In-Kind Support as COVID-19 Exposes Need for More Sustainable Supply Chains
26/05/2020 | Stories
Struggling Rattan Farmers in Indonesia Receive In-Kind Support as COVID-19 Exposes Need for More Sustainable Supply Chains
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Adapted Approach Enables Youth in Indonesian Factory to Continue Receiving Support in COVID-19 Times
06/05/2020 | Project updates
Adapted Approach Enables Youth in Indonesian Factory to Continue Receiving Support in COVID-19 Times
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Child Rights Risk Assessment in the Natural Fibre Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam
17/12/2019 | Project updates
Child Rights Risk Assessment in the Natural Fibre Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam
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Child Rights Risk Assessment in the Natural Fibre Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam
01/08/2019 | Project updates
Child Rights Risk Assessment in the Natural Fibre Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam
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Inclusion of Young Workers in the IKEA Supply Chain in Indonesia
11/01/2019 | Project updates
Inclusion of Young Workers in the IKEA Supply Chain in Indonesia
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The Centre is Collaborating with Wilmar International and BSR to Strengthen Child Rights in Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia
02/07/2021 | News
The Centre is Collaborating with Wilmar International and BSR to Strengthen Child Rights in Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia
The Centre is collaborating with Wilmar International and BSR to strengthen child rights protection on plantation sites in Indonesia.
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Watch a Replay of the Global Child Forum Webinar: Agribusiness and Children’s Rights
09/06/2021 | Events
Watch a Replay of the Global Child Forum Webinar: Agribusiness and Children’s Rights
Watch a replay of The Centre, Global Child Forum and Insaight's webinar on child rights in agribusiness, which took place on June 9, 2021.
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RSPO Launches New Guidelines to Strengthen Child Rights in Palm Oil Production
04/02/2021 | News
RSPO Launches New Guidelines to Strengthen Child Rights in Palm Oil Production
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