Established in 2015, Yayasan Bali Bersih is an Indonesian non-profit organization that operates as the local partner for the Dutch Westerlaken Foundation. Our organization is driven by a fully Indonesian board and shares the common objective with Westerlaken Foundation, to promote human and children's rights in Indonesia. A significant aspect of our work involves conducting comprehensive research that focuses on the rights of children residing in Child Welfare Institutions (commonly known as orphanages) located in Indonesia.
Through our dedicated human rights and children's rights program, we actively monitor instances where potential abuse and exploitation may occur within Child Welfare Institutions across Indonesia. We strongly advocate for the implementation of the Indonesian Decree of the Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia No.30/HUK/2011, which outlines the National Standards of Care for Child Welfare Institutions. This decree clearly emphasizes that children should not be institutionalized solely based on poverty or limited access to education, particularly when they have parents or close family members who can adequately provide care.
We firmly believe in the empowerment of families and firmly discourage orphanages from recruiting children.