An ethnographic study of Community-based Child Protection Mechanisms in Indonesia

A better understanding of community concerns and community-based child protection mechanisms can inform the development of national child protection systems in terms of identifying strategies for improved information systems, surveillance and response. The study described in this report set out to identify and systematically learn about the functioning of existing community-based child protection mechanisms in Aceh, Indonesia. For purposes of this research, the goal was to learn deeply about how local people understand children, harms to children, and existing community mechanisms for responding to and preventing those harms. This research is the result of a productive partnership between Columbia University and the University of Indonesia.

Published 2012-03-29