“I want to continue my education until university. (in) Psychology or communication (major).”
One of the children from the Jakarta Institute of Child Special Development (LPKA) told about his/her wishes after LPKA. On Monday, March 25, 2019, the National Movement for the Fulfillment of Children’s Identity Rights was launched. Minister of Law and Human Rights (MenkumHAM), Yasonna Laoly opened and launched the national movement and handed over a Child Identity Card (KIA), an Electronic Identity Card (KTP-el), a Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), and a Smart Indonesia Card (KIP) symbolically to several children.
“These cards are not just cards. It is easy for us to print a card, but this card is a card in which a person’s rights are attached to it, just like a National Identity Card. Without a National Identity Card, a citizen does not have access to the Indonesia Smart Card, KIS, BPJS, and other rights,” said Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna Laoly. If children who are in LPKA do not get their rights, then they will be vulnerable to falling back and face the law. On that day, as many as 1,103 children in various LPKA in Indonesia received Child Identity Cards and KTP-el. In total there were 3,189 children in LPKA. With the launch of the national movement, it is hoped that all children in LPKA can immediately get their rights.
“This card is not just a card. It is easy for us to print a card, but this card is a card in which a person’s rights are attached to it, just like a Resident’s Identity Card. Without a National Identity Card, a citizen does not have access to the Indonesia Smart Card, KIS, BPJS, and other rights,” said Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly. If children in LPKA do not get their rights, then they will be vulnerable to fall and face the law. On that day, 1,103 children in various LPKA in Indonesia received Child Identity Cards and KTP-el. In total there were 3,189 children in LPKA. With the launch of the national movement, it is hoped that all children in LPKA could immediately get their rights.
One of the children in Bengkulu LPKA who already had KIA also received another service, namely child saving (TASA) from the Social Service. “Child’s social saving is very important because it can help meet the basic needs of children. In addition, it can help relieve my parents’ load in meeting my basic needs. I use the saving I received to buy all my basic needs; ranging from nutritional needs such as milk, good food, fruits, eggs, clothing, and the need to access other basic services.” Meanwhile, one of the children in LPKA Jakarta said, “By having a KIA, I can get health insurance and education. Hopefully the other friends can also get it.” It is time, #AnakPunyaID including children in LPKA.
Usually children in LPKA have difficulty meeting the requirements and must contact their families. There, Program Peduli partner, the Association of Indonesian Family Planning (PKBI) helped facilitate until the child’s data could be recorded by the Population and Civil Registry Office. For the past three years, Program Peduli has worked in Curup, Bengkulu, Palembang, Jakarta, Bandung and Blitar. In 2019, Program Peduli is expanding the scope of work to Maros and Kupang. Program Peduli greatly appreciates the national movement initiated by the Directorate General of Correctional Affairs (DitjenPAS). In the opening ceremony, Sandra Hamid, Country Representative of the Asia Foundation said, “We greatly appreciate the DitjenPAS in efforts to fulfill children’s rights in LPKA. We fully support the National Movement for the Fulfillment of Children Identity Rights. With hope, this movement will have an impact on children in LPKA so that they get public services such as education, health services, and others so that they can continue to contribute to and take part in the progress of the nation.”
Program Peduli Partners Receiving Award from DitjenPAS
In addition to the launching of the National Movement, the event was also followed by the awarding of DitjenPAS to all organizations and communities that had become LPKA’s working partners and contributed to fulfilling children’s rights in LPKA. Several Program Peduli partners were also recipients of the award, namely PKBI and the Center for Detention Studies (CDS). The award given is a whip of enthusiasm to continue working for the fulfillment of children’s rights in LPKA and to realize a more inclusive Indonesia without stigma and discrimination.