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RI children's welfare at risk

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30 2020   /  01:27 am

Parents and the government must pay more attention to children’s health and education as the pandemic casts a shadow over the lives of Indonesian children, the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has said.The pandemic has constrained some children’s rights to play, get an education and access health services, while others who have experienced abuse have been unable to report the violations, KPAI deputy chairwoman Rita Pranawati told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.These rights are protected under the 2014 Child Protection Law.“If these [rights] are ignored, the child could be neglected and the child’s best interests in having a proper upbringing could be jeopardized,” she said.She urged parents to follow health protocols, educate their kids about the policies and ensure that children had their nutritional needs met. The government must also provide health services, she ...