The Minister of Social Affairs for the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Khofifah Indar Parawansa, launched the contextualized Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action in Jakarta on 7 October 2015. The minister highlighted that the CPMS will now be the main reference for all stakeholders in responding to humanitarian needs in Indonesia: national government ministries and agencies, sub-national governments, civil societies, academia and volunteers.
The Minister commits to facilitate and engage community members in hundreds of “Disaster Resilience Villages” to strengthen preparedness and capacity to respond to child protection before, during and after disasters and emergencies. The “Disaster Resilience Villages “ are facilitated by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the National Disaster Management Agency.
The launch was followed by a seminar discussing the global background of CPMS, the contextualization process and their relevance in Indonesia. Susan Wisniewski, co-chair of the CPMS Task Force, joined the discussion by video link.
With support from UNICEF and Wahana Visi Indonesia, a national partner of World Vision Indonesia, the Ministry of Social Affairs led the contextualization process that started in the last quarter of 2014. The CPMS were discussed in a contextualization workshop in January 2015 and went through field review in several disaster-affected areas in Indonesia.
Read the CPMS in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), including 11 contextualized standards here >