Articles Category: Social Protection

Harnessing Care Economy for ASEAN’s Sustainability

As ASEAN embarks towards post-2025, conversations on what is next and what is needed for ASEAN in the next 25 years and beyond, have already started. We also continue to ponder the age-old question, “What does it mean to be a part of ASEAN?”

Advancing Sustainable Development through Gender-sensitive Governance

The 2022 ASEAN SDG Snapshot Report highlighted ASEAN’s progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to the pandemic, the region is likely to fall short on Goal 1 on ending poverty and Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth.

Margianta Surahman J.D. : Youth activist, Emancipate Indonesia

In 2021, an online petition called #LindungiKurir, revealed troubling work conditions of Indonesian couriers. It quickly went viral. The petition stated that these platform workers were often verbally and physically threatened by Cash On Delivery (COD) customers while receiving only 2,000 Indonesian rupiah (less than a quarter of a dollar) for each package delivered to Margianta Surahman J.D. : Youth activist, Emancipate Indonesia

Luu Quang Tuan

Bullying of children is becoming a pervasive concern in the region. Director General Luu Quang Tuan shares with The ASEAN, some of the initiatives started by ASEAN to protect children from bullying, both online and offline.

Baykham Khattiya

Minister Khattiya provides an overview of ASEAN’s goals and strategies for upholding the rights and advancing the well-being of children in the region. She talks about the progress made in terms of protecting children from violence and increasing access to education. She also cites ongoing challenges, such as poverty and inequality, that affect children’s welfare.