Updated: Jul 1
After receiving his PhD title last April, the founder of Westerlaken foundation and its Indonesian counterpart Yayasan Bali Bersih, Dr. Rodney Westerlaken, has written a compact and easy readable extract of the extensive dissertation. The goal of the dissertation is to create awareness on the operations, expectations and legality of Child Welfare Institutions in Denpasar and to give a glimpse into the live of the inhabitants of these institutions. Life in these orphanages many times causes emotional and psychological stress for children and within this research several cases of mental and physical abuse were discovered. Further it was also analysed that the current law on child protection in Indonesia is good, even better than the UN convention of the rights of the child, but that implementation of this law needs to improve. The report is an extract of 81 pages out of more than a 400 pages dissertation and much more archive material. If you have any questions regarding this research report, feel free to contact us.