September 29, 2020
Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch
Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 2-5 PM (GMT+7)
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Migration trends have been on the rise, particularly in Southeast Asia. For the children of these migrants who remain in the countries of origin, school and health outcomes rely on the psychological support rendered by those who assume the child-rearing responsibilities
‘Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration’ aims to shed a light on the under-researched role that governmental agencies play in ensuring the protection of stay-behind children’s rights.
Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, this online policy dialogue and book launch aims to:
- Share findings on the research conducted on stay-behind children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines;
- Discuss how to concretise the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Rights of Children in the Context of Migration.
- Eva Trisiana, Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers
- Irham Ali Saifuddin, Programme Officer, International Labour Organisation, Indonesia & Timor Leste
- Rachel A. Judhistari, Program Manager of East and Southeast Asia, FORUM-ASIA
- Sutiah, Institute for Population and Development Studies (LPKP)
- Valentina Gintings, Assistant Deputy for Child Protection from Violence and Exploitation, Indonesian Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection
- Yoga Prasetyo, Migration Scholar-activist
- E. Yuyum Fhahni Paryani, Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)
- E. Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
Moderated by Rafendi Djamin, Senior Advisor of HRWG.
Using a human rights perspective, this research looks at the effects of parental migration on the children who stay behind and the policies, as well as the implementation of such policies by respective governmental agencies, put in place to address this issue.
‘Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration’ is authored by HRWG, a coalition of Indonesian NGOs for International Human Rights Advocacy and FORUM-ASIA member.
For more information:
Please contact Icha Alysa, HRWG Programme Officer at [email protected]
For more information or to set up an interview with any of the speakers, please contact Melissa Ananthraj, Communication and Media Programme Manager, FORUM-ASIA at [email protected].
About the organisers:
- The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)is a Bangkok-based regional network of 81 member organisations across 21 Asian countries, with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and consultative relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. Founded in 1991, FORUM-ASIA works to strengthen movements for human rights and sustainable development through research, advocacy, capacity-development and solidarity actions in Asia and beyond. It has sub-regional offices in Geneva, Jakarta, and Kathmandu. forum-asia.org
- The Indonesian NGOs Coalition for International Human Rights Advocacy (HRWG) was established by several NGOs working on different issues but shared common interest in human rights to serve the need for elaborate advocacy works already in place with the aim of maximising the goals and putting more pressures on the Indonesian government to execute its international and constitutional obligations to protecting, fulfilling, respecting and promoting human rights in the country. hrwg.org
- The Sasakawa Peace Foundation is committed to achieving the following objectives by applying the innovative ideas and methods of private sector: To respond to changes in nature and the social environment; 2. To contribute to the sound and sustainable development of human society which is becoming more stratified and complex; 3. To build a new governance system for human society on this planet of oceans and land by promoting research activities, making policy recommendations, and supporting international cooperation and exchange projects. www.spf.org/en/