Child Empowering Service
Prevention of sexual
abuse becomes one of the crucial problems of child rights violation in
Indonesia now. That is
the background of Yayasan Gugah Nurani Indonesia (GNI) designed the Child
Empowering Service (CES
Class) on three years ago
(2014) as one of main advocacy programs in education sector located in 17 Community
Development Projects (CDPs). Start from Meulaboh-West Aceh, Belawan-North
Sumatera, Deli Serdang-North Sumatera, Padang-West Sumatera, South Rawa
Badak-Jakarta, Menteng Tenggulun-Jakarta, East Cakung-Jakarta, Sukabumi-West
Java, Bogor-West Java, Bekasi-West Java, Yogyakarta-Central Java, Surabaya-East
java, Lombok-West Nusa Tenggara, Enrekang-South Sulawesi, Borong East
Manggarai, Manggarai Barat West Manggarai and Jeneponto-South Sulawesi.
CES Class started on September 2015 by Teacher
Training which had the purpose to prepare qualified CES teachers who mastered
the materials of child sexual abuse prevention. CES teachers were coming from
various backgrounds, such as school teacher, community leader, local volunteer, college student and
so on. Furthermore
CES program has been development into three different modules to adjust and
focus to its participants, such as CES for Early Childhood (CfE) is class for
children under 9th years, CES for Teenager (CfT) 11-18 years, and
CES for Parent (CfP).
children 4-8 years old which are vulnerable to be victim of sexual abuse, CES
class designed to empower from sexual abuse by improving their knowledge and
skill about part of bodies that are
allowed to be touched by others and which are not permitted. In teenager class, the output were educated
them about sexual reproductive health and rights by take care of reproductive
organs, HIV prevention and the danger of child married. For parent class are expected that parent being
good friend for their children by shared the video that showed how the parents
helped out a child who addicted with porn.
1. 11. Norms and values which
approach Changing adherence to restrictive and harmful gender and social norms,
Community mobilization programmes, Bystander interventions.
2. 2. Safe
environments Reducing violence by addressing “hotspots” by Interrupting the
spread of violence, Improving the built environment.
3. 3. Parent
and caregiver support by delivered through home visits , delivered in groups in
community settings, delivered through comprehensive programmes.
4. 4. Education
and life skills by Increase enrolment in pre-school, primary and secondary
schools Establish a safe and enabling school environment, Improve children’s
knowledge about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves against it, Life and
social skills training, Adolescent intimate partner violence & prevention
Changes after the
operation implementation are the knowledge and skill of 3.811 children who participated CES Program has
increased significantly because they could practice how to act when sexual
abuse occurred. In another hand, the school teachers which their children
participated CES class were very happy because their children could learn the
skill to protect themselves properly from sexual abuse. Based on that
condition, it will make multiple effects because of the role of school teachers
in teaching CES materials to other classes in the school. When more children learned
CES class, it means also more parents know the prevention of child sexual
abuse, and perhaps it will be huge awareness to prevent and to fight child
sexual abuse which becomes one of the urgent child problems in Indonesia.