Yayasan Sektretariat Anak Merdeka Indonesia (Yayasan SAMIN), was established on the 20th of May, 1987. SAMIN’s Deed of Establishment was notarised by The Eng Gie, a notary in Yogyakarta City, on the 15th of June, 1987 in Yogyakarta City.

In 2014, adjustments were made to the Deed of Establishment, to align with the Laws of Foundation. These amendments were made before Sri Mardiana, a notary in the Magelang District, on the 5th of December, 2014. This deed was later approved by the Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia under the number: AHU-10685.50.10.2014, on the 16th of December.

On the 6th of March 2020, a change in the location and structure of the organization was made in the Deed, and was notarized by Athanasia Dian Santi, SH., M.Kn, in the Magelang Regency and approved by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia on the 12th of March 2020, under the number: AHU-AH.01.06-0012362.


To ensure that the rights of children are respected, protected and fulfilled through the establishment of a socio-cultural environment; where effective state mechanisms are in place to govern the rights of all children, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


  1. To carry out programs that respect, protect and fulfill human rights, especially children’s rights.
  2. Advocating for positive policy change.
  3. Organizing and conducting programs that provide education and knowledge to the public about the importance of human rights, as well as special children’s rights.
  4. Conducting studies and research on issues surrounding social, political, and cultural matters that relate to human rights.
  5. Providing support through the establishment of relationships with the Government and Non-Government bodies within Indonesia, as well as with Non-Government institutions abroad.


PEDULI PROGRAM, in coordination with the Ministry of Human Development and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Australian Government through DFAT, AusAID, and the Asia Foundation (2015-2020):

  • January 2015 – December 2016: Phase II of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) – “Social Inclusion for Vulnerable Children and Youth”. This project was conducted in nine regions in Indonesia, in cooperation with local CSOs, namely KKSP Medan in North Sumatra Province; Gapemasda – Sambas, in West Kalimantan Province; Bahtera Foundation in Bandung, West Java; LAHA Bandung, Semak Garut, West Java Province, CCC in Lampung Province and Pusaka Foundation in Medan, North Sumatra. This program focuses on issues including, street children, prostituted children, child labour in Oil Palm Plantations, children in Correctional Institutions, and migrant workers children.
  • April 2017 – October 2020: A social inclusion program for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation in five regions across Indonesia in collaboration with local CSOs: YKPM Makassar, South Sulawesi province; Hotline Foundation Surabaya in East Java; KAP Indonesia in Bandung; Semak Foundation in Garut West Java, and CCC in Lampung Province.

Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower in 2019: Reducing child labour through the participation of Non-Government Organisation in Klaten Regency, Magelang Regency, and Kebumen Regency.

Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture in 2017-2018: The prevention of trafficking in persons in Sleman Regency and Bantul Regency, in the province of Yogyakarta.

Terre Des Hommes Netherlands in 2016: Reducing Sexual Exploitation of Children Online (SECO) and Reducing Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) in the Bantul Regency,  Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang, Bandung, and Mataram.

Indonesia Against Child Trafficking in 2016: Protecting the Rights of Victims of Trafficking and Other Children in the region of Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta.

Plan International Indonesia in 2015-2016: Community-based child protection and prevention of child marriage in 30 villages in Rembang Regency, Central Java Province.

Routine programs in collaboration with Regency/ City Governments in the Yogyakarta District in the context of forming and strengthening of the Village Children Forum, the establishment of a village PPA Task Force, the strengthening of Districts/ Cities eligible for children, CRC training for villages and children’s forums, Online prostitution and child sex tourism prevention training and peer educators for prostitution prevention online.

Assisting in cases of child violence that occurred in the province of Yogyakarta.


  • Ministry of Human Development and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Provincial Office of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection in Yogyakarta.
  • Child Protection Agency of Sleman Regency, Bantul Regency, and Yogyakarta City.


  1. The Asia Foundation
  2. ECPAT International
  3. Plan International


  1. Facilitators of training and workshops on children’s rights.
  2. Facilitators for teacher development training and child-friendly schools.
  3. Facilitate the formation of the village, district and city children’s forums.
  4. Consultant for the preparation of the Child Protection Bill.