The Declaration of the Sahabat Anak Movement
The Sahabat Anak (SA) Movement believes that every child is a precious and worthy being who is equal to all other human beings.
The SA Movement appreciates, respects and fights for children's basic rights, which are to live, to grow, and to be protected while also participating in civil society.
In English Sahabat Anak means a child's friend. As our name suggests it is through our friendship with children that we fight for their basic rights. We invest our time, energy and resources into helping children access their right to education and a life free of poverty, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or social class.
Jakarta, Sunday 17 February, 2008
The 10 Rights of an Indonesian child
(as stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989)
Every child in the world has the right:
- to play
- to education
- to have their rights protected
- to a legally registered name
- to a nationality (to belong to a country)
- to nutritious food
- to health care access
- to relax and play
- to equality
- to participate in their country’s development