History of Indonesian children and youth
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- Alarming data about Indonesian children
- 27 January 1995. Two brief reports on undernutrition and child
- Malnutrition stunts growth of generation
- By Jenny Grant, South China Morning Post, 24 sep 1998.
The mental and physical growth of a generation of children is
under threat as Indonesia's economic crisis worsens. More than
half the children under two years old in Java, the most populous
island, were suffering from malnutrition,
- From School to the Streets
- By Marianne Kearney, IPS, 22 dec 1999. A growing army of children
and adolescents drop out of school and take to the streets of
Indonesia's major cities in an attempt to survive. Many arrive
from poorer parts of Indonesia, where it is becoming increasingly
difficult for farming families to survive or find any other way
of making money.
- Street Children Need Government Protection Too
- By Richel Dursin, IPS, 13 jul 2000. There are about 1.7 million street
children in Indonesia's 26 provinces, and the number keeps on increasing
because of the economic crisis. Jakarta alone has some 40,000 street
children, compared to 15,000 before the 1997 economic crisis. They
are grouped into four categories: children who live on the streets,
children who work on the streets, children who are vulnerable to become
street children and street children who are 16 years and above.
- Rise in teen prostitution
- The Straits Times, 14 nov 2000. The economic crisis has forced
a record number of children onto the streets to earn a living, and
Indonesia has seen a dramatic increase in the number of teen prostitutes
in the last three years.
- Violence in Children's Programmes Worrying
- By Richel Dursin, IPS, 19 dec 2000. Violence in Japanese animated
cartoons, which are popular among Indonesian children, is
beginning to worry child welfare authorities. Many of these foreign
shows, dubbed in the local language, are not appropriate for children,
who are glued to television for hours each day without supervision