Challenges and Opportunities of Implementation on Disabilities Act from the Perspective of Child Protection

Law No. 8 Year 2016 on Disability has been presented as a symbol of the success of the disability movement in an attempt to achieve equality of rights of persons with disabilities in social life. Nevertheless, the presence of this Disabilities Act could not realize the dream instantly. Persons with disabilities still face strong social stigma in society. Besides, because the level of understanding of disability rights is still low among government officials, especially in local level, disability program is not yet a priority, especially in the realization of child protection. The seminar discussed the challenges and opportunities of implementation of the Disability Act from child protection’s perspective.