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Indonesia child abuse: Experts say homeless youth at higher risk

Indonesian politicians are accused of failing to protect society’s most vulnerable.

Child rights activists in Indonesia have condemned politicians for failing to stand up for victims of sexual abuse.

A bill to tackle sexual violence was dropped as the government dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.

Experts warn cases of child abuse are on the rise and vulnerable children, especially those living on the streets, are now at a higher risk.

 

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.