Coram International recently completed a study on the influence of the law on young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services in Indonesia. This study is part of a larger multi-country project for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNFPA in South and South East Asia, with on-going studies in the Philippines, Malaysia and Nepal. The Indonesia study explores legal and policy barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, using qualitative and quantitative methods, and provides recommendations for legal and policy reform. The study followed a previous multi-country study for IPPF carried out in five case study countries: El Salvador, Senegal, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The final report of the Indonesia study can be found here.
In 2015, Coram International was contracted by UNICEF Indonesia to carry out systematic literature reviews, a secondary statistical analyses of existing data sources (DHS, VACS, GSHS, MICS, and P4P surveys), and a comprehensive interventions mapping on violence against children in Indonesia. This in-depth study involved an in-country scoping of un-published and local-language material and a comprehensive mapping of interventions and programmes aimed at responding and/or preventing violence against children. The study also used existing primary data sources and regression models to uncover the risk and protective factors associated with violence against children. The findings were presented at in-country validation workshops in Jakarta, which included representatives from national governments, civil society and academia.
In 2014-2015, Coram International designed the research plan and analytical framework for Plan International in Asia, developing the methodology and tools for research in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan into attitudes and norms on child marriage, as well as training national teams of qualitative and quantitative researchers. Coram International will be managing and analysing the large data-sets developing final reports and recommendations for programming.
In 2013, Professor Carolyn Hamilton and Coram International conducted a mapping and analysis of national legislation related to violence against children in each of the ten ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). This mapping and analysis compared national legislation to international laws, standards and best practices, including the recommendations and findings from UNICEF’s Violence Against Children Study. The project included a detailed comparison across the ten ASEAN Member States, highlighting common issues, concerns, or successes and making recommendations for legislative reform.