Human Rights Day 2017 – Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Name of the activity: Human Rights Day 2017

Country/NMO: Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Program: Emergency, Disaster Risk & Humanitarian Action


Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Capacity Building + Campaign


General description:

this activity is emphasizing the issue of children vulnerability on disaster events held by a standardized capacity building for medical students held in 10 cities in indonesia and a social media campaign to rise the community awareness

Focus area:

Disaster resilience (including prevention, preparedness and response)

Problem statement:

Being in the intersection of three actively moving tectonic plates, lying along the ring of fire, and having an extreme topography made Indonesia a disaster-prone country. Not only on being geographically vulnerable, being archipelagic and equatorial made Indonesia earn the worst part of climate change effect, especially toward disaster events. It was proven with the fact that on 2016, Indonesia encountered most incident disaster in ten years with total 2.334 disaster events in only one year, more than two times higher than ten years before. Among all affected persona, children be the most vulnerable and yet, unnoticed. Children may be affected by disaster in home and in school. Furthermore, the increasing number of disaster puts increasing 497.576 disaster-vulnerable-located school spread in 34 province (229.533 TK, 174.249 SD/MI, 57.499 SMP/MTs, 22.439 SMA/MA, 13.856 SMK). For children, the consequences of these events depend on exposure and inherent factors such as development, personality, and overall functioning, as well as on the reactions of family members and aspects of the recovery environment. Those disaster affected children may develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, remorse, academic difficulties, behavior change, and substance use. Children have very long memories and the impact of the trauma associated with both the disaster itself, and prolonged or difficult recoveries, can last a very long time which later interferes with their development and future well-being.
Disaster event instantly turns those who is initially resource-sufficient become vulnerable in aspect of physical health, mental health, and may other aspect. Those drastic changes can be overwhelming even for adults and children is affected disproportionately. Children is not small adults. Children have the need of specific treatment distinguishable from adults. The lack of attention of their special need puts them in a vulnerable position. As a future healthcare professionals, we believe everyone have the right to deserve the highest attainable health quality in all conditions. For those children separated from their parents in disaster, lost their playground from earthquake, had their school demolished by landslides, we commemorate the 2017 Human Rights Day to concentrate our effort, putting focus on their neglected right and gathering voice to support children, the population who do not have their own voice to use to their advantage.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical students, Parents, Youth, Students, Teacher, Goverment

Objectives and indicators of success:

Specific : Target groups of the activity consist of medical students in 10 cities in Indonesia, parents, youth, students, teacher, goverment

Measureable : (1) Rising the knowledge of medical students about children vulnerability in disaster events by 80% measured by standardized pre-test dan post-test. (2) Rising the awareness of target groups on children vulnerability in disaster events measured by campaign coverage.

Achievable : (1) Using Human Rights Trainer spread across Indonesia as the trainer of the capacity building (2) The Capacity Building is planned as simple as possible and is standardized with training modules and training guidelines.

Relevant : (1) The topic of children on disaster events is never taken into emphasis before in medical students’ activity despite children’s neglected vulnerability (2) The material being taught in capacity buildings held in 10 cities in Indonesia is standardized with training module, guideline, and controlled by each local officer

Time-Bound : Capacity building is held from december 2017 until january 2018, the campaign is held in a week starting from 10th december 2017


By standardized capacity building and campaign followed by medical students in each cities

Plans for evaluation:

the capacity building is standardized with same form of evaluation used in every capacity building held

and the campaign is evaluated with the amount of coverage it gain

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