MAP in Indonesia 2020 – 2022 

MAP in Indonesia was led by Dr. Harla Sara Octarra in collaboration with a research team from Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta. It began with a scoping visit, followed by a training of trainers (ToT) series for youth facilitators in Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) using the MAP adapted module. MAP in Indonesia partnered with organisations working with marginalised street youth, such as Lembaga Perlindungan Anak DKI Jakarta (Child Protection Agency), and served around 40 young people from 3 Children’s Forums and 7 civil society organisations working with urban children and youth at risk of sexual exploitation in Jakarta. 

MAP methodologies and approaches have gained support from the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of the Republic of Indonesia. In its first year, MAP developed partnerships with cultural practitioners. In particular, MAP established a collaboration with Kalamtara Film House and Padepokan Ciliwung Condet (PCC) to adapt Lenong, a traditional Indonesian theatre form. In addition, 14 prominent local artists from Jakarta and Yogyakarta facilitated arts workshops for MAP young participants. Between July and December 2023, MAP young participants took part in a series of arts workshops including digital collage, music, filmmaking, and theatre. They addressed youth-related issues and communicated their concerns to policymakers. 

Small Grant projects: January – May 2022 

The production of “Unfriendly Home” / AJCUI

In Indonesia, the Small Grants funded two projects led by MAP Indonesia Youth Advisory Board (YAB). The first project, titled “How Inter-community Brawls Could Start and End,” used comic as a tool for research. The comic booklet was co-created in collaboration with a visual artist based on a script they developed during the MAP filmmaking workshop. YAB used the comic booklet in group discussions with school students and groups of mothers to research on the issue of inter-community brawls. The research findings and recommendations were disseminated through a policy brief that utilised graphics from the comics. 

The second project, titled “Listen, Care, and Respond to Sexual Violence Around Us,” aimed to tackle sexual violence and promote a safe environment for everyone. The project used filmmaking as a research method, leading to the creation of the film “Unfriendly Home” directed by YAB members. During the film screening, focus group discussions were conducted with 30 women participants from local communities to gather insights and perceptions related to the topic of sexual violence. The project also produced a documentary-style policy brief to inform policymakers about the issue.