Commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour 2013 in Indonesia
The ILO through its Decent Work for Domestic Workers to End Child Domestic Work (PROMOTE) Project, funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL), and the Child Labour and Education Project, funded by the Government of Netherlands, will conduct a series of activities to commemorate the World Day at the national level in Indonesia.
The ILO through its Decent Work for Domestic Workers to End Child Domestic Work (PROMOTE) Project, funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL), and the Child Labour and Education Project, funded by the Government of Netherlands, will conduct a series of activities to commemorate the World Day at the national level in Indonesia as the following:
National and Provincial Actions against Child Labour on 12 June in Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar
The national and provincial actions are organized in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th of June, under the theme: “No to Child Labour in Domestic Work”. In line with this year’s theme, the national and provincial actions mark the long journey and efforts in tackling child domestic workers related issues. The actions also mark the recent adoption of ILO Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, which addresses the need for action to set a minimum age for domestic workers which is essential for eliminating child labour in domestic works.
The actions will conclude with the release of white doves by relevant partners of the ILO at both national and provincial levels. The released doves symbolize freedom for all Indonesian children to reach out for their dreams and be free from exploitation.
One Hour Campaign against Child Labour in 262 Junior High Schools in Sukabumi, West Java on 12 June
The ILO, in collaboration with Sukabumi Education Office (Dinas Pendidikan Sukabumi), are conducting an hour campaign on child labour in 262 junior high schools across Sukabumi District on Wednesday, 12 June 2013, from 10.00am to 11.00am. The campaign is conducted in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day against Child Labour 2013.
The first of its kinds, the campaign is conducted in collaboration with local schools, headmasters and teachers of Sukabumi under the supervision and budget of Sukabumi Education Office. The campaign is aimed to raise the awareness about the plight of child domestic workers and highlight the efforts to prevent local children entering such work and eliminate child domestic workers. The campaign is also part of the initiative of Sukabumi Education Office to highlight the importance of education and to prevent school drop-outs.
Theatrical Performance of Child Domestic Workers titled “The Broken Pearl behind the Mop” on 17 June in Jakarta
Organized by the ILO and Mitra Imadei, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Indonesia, child domestic workers will present a theatrical performance titled “The Broken Pearl behind the Mop” on 18 June 2013, at Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, from 15.00 t0 18.00 WIB. The performance is organized in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th of June, under the theme: “No to Child Labour in Domestic Work”.
The performance aims to voice out the plight and lives of child domestic workers and raise the public awareness regarding the importance of education and protection for child domestic workers so that they can get a better job and live as adults. It is featured by guest stars who are also concerned with child domestic workers related issues: Imada (guitarist), Ninik L. Karim, and Chef Haryo Pramoe (professional chef).
The Launch of the ILO’s Latest Publication, “Eliminating Child Labour in Indonesia: 20 Years of Support”, on 17 June in Jakarta
a new publication of the ILO titled “Eliminating Child Labour in Indonesia: 20 Years of Support” will be launched. The publication captures some mile-stones and actions taken by the ILO and its partners, ranging from government institutions, trade unions, employers’ organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia and other stakeholders, in tackling child labour in Indonesia since the year of 1992. The publication also highlights progress made, commitments made, challenges faced and ways to move forward in ensuring a future without child labour in Indonesia.
The publication highlights five milestones and actions against child labour: Raising awareness about child labour (1992-1996); Moving towards sector based approach (1997-2001); Improving life opportunities for children (2002-2006); and Tackling child labour through education (2007-2011). Thus, it is expected that the publication could be used as a useful reference in tackling child labour related issues.
The launch will be concluded with the appreciation ceremony for relevant partners, including donors, who have actively involved in tacking child labour related issues in Indonesia for 20 years.