Jakarta wins child-friendly city award: Governor Anies Baswedan

Jakarta wins child-friendly city award: Governor Anies Baswedan

Several children are playing in Taman Gunung Balong Child-Friendly Integrated Public Space (RPTRA), South Jakarta, Sunday, January 20, 2019. Jakarta has become a child-friendly city in the midst of the dense population. (ANTARA PHOTOS/Reno Esnir/pd/KT).

The governor also said that the capital was awarded because of the commitment to create a friendly environment for children's growth.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta administration achieved the status of Child-Friendly Pioneer Province from the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) because of the result of a collaboration, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said.

"This achievement is a joint success in the fulfillment of children's rights. It was carried out on a continuous basis by a team collaboration," he said in Jakarta on Friday.

Baswedan noted that the collaboration teams were made up of regional staff, business players, journalists as well as those from higher education institutions and community institutions.

He noted that the five administrative cities of Jakarta and Kepulauan Seribu districts also won child-friendly city/district awards with Nindya (upper-intermediate) and Madya (intermediate) rankings.

The governor also said that the capital was awarded because of the commitment to create a friendly environment for children's growth.

In addition, he said, the city has paid attention to the fulfillment of children’s rights and protection, as well as resolved the struggles to position all districts and cities to become child-friendly.

Baswedan also called on all teams to ensure the monitoring of children's health rights by protecting them from COVID-19.

"Get the vaccine immediately and register children who are 12 years old and above through JAKI (one-stop platform for Jakartans)," he added.

The Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry has awarded the child-friendly status (KLA) to 275 regions in Indonesia. The standard reflects their having a high commitment to fulfill the rights and protection of children, according to the ministry.

"Child-friendly status will be given to regions that have a high commitment to enhancing the fulfillment and protection of children's rights," PPPA Minister I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati affirmed on July 29.

She explained that the award was given based upon an evaluation process conducted by the PPPA Ministry team that consisted of institutional and independent members.

The evaluation measured the performance of 24 indicators that reflect the five substantive clusters of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Darmawati said.

The measure was the fulfillment of civil rights, freedom, family environment, alternative to parenting, health, and wellbeing, she pointed out.

Furthermore, the award also was given out based upon the fulfillment of education, the utilization of leisure time, cultural activities, and special protection for children, the minister added.

 

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