Save the Children Sweden’s work in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Save the Children Sweden’s work in Southeast Asia and the Pacific began in the early 1990s. Save the Children Sweden works with civil society and governments to bring lasting improvement to the lives of children in Viet Nam, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Taiwan. We work with nearly 50 partners, including children’s groups, youth groups, governments, non-governmental organizations, networks, foundations, universities, institutions, researchers, journalists, social workers, parents, and communities.
Our work focuses on
- Stop violence against children: Promote non-violent parenting approach and work with governments to pass laws that ban all forms of violence against children
- Child-led disaster preparedness: Empower children to become involved in their community’s preparedness plans and know how to protect themselves and others from natural disasters
- Inclusive education: Promote quality education in child-friendly schools that are free from discrimination and physical and humiliating punishments
- Strong civil society: Strengthen civil society including children’s organizations to become leading actors for children’s rights in their countries, to monitor government’s actions effectively in respect to children’s rights, and to contribute to the improvement of children’s lives
- Good governance: Influence and where necessary support governments to take responsibility for assuring all children’s rights, including quality education and protective environment for children
- Juvenile justice: Strengthen legal aid system for children as well as divert children who have committed minor offences from entering a formal justice system to a community-based programme that provides care and support to prevent them recommit minor offences.