DiiCA (DARUNNISA ISLAMIC INSTITUTE for CHILD ADVOCACY) an independent child rights organization, defends and promotes the rights of children living in Indonesia. DiiCA is a leading child rights focused and membership-based grassroots movement placing all members on equal footing. DiiCA promotes and protects the human rights of Indonesia children. We defend children’s rights by offering free legal aid, documenting violations of international law, and advocating for greater protections. DiiCA’s mandate is to ensure ongoing, practical, systematic and concerted action directed towards effective implementation of the human rights codified coordination between different levels (national, regional and international) and effective membership within key networks. DiiCA was founded in 2013 (October 11) in International Day of the Girl Child, DiiCA established under the terms of the association‘ Act of the Republic Indonesia, accordance with its deed of association, and by its listing in the register of the municipality of Semarang.
DiiCA is a Islamic institute based association, recognized by the Qur’an. DiiCA work to serve all children, without discrimination or proselytizing, whatever their ethnicity, culture, nationality or religion. DiiCA is an Islamic non government organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of child in the poorest communities of the world. Based on its Islamic values and over 7 years of professional expertise, DiiCA addresses structural poverty as a cause and a consequence of child and violence and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all. DiiCA’s work is founded on the core value of Islamism, professionalism, stewardship, honest communication and inclusion inherited from our founder. DiiCA work with different organizations from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds, to campaign for justice for children. Our advocacy involves referring and taking on discrimination cases and cases that we can offer real assistance on. Our inspiration derives from the Qur’anic injunctions that command believers to rise up in defence of the oppressed. Our work is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). An international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights. Our mission “Promoting and protecting the rights of Indonesia children in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), as well as other international, national, regional and local standards without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. DiiCA envisions a more just and peaceful world, where every child lives with dignity, respect, and equality.
DiiCA is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 4 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and individual donations, DiiCAA advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.
Auditing and Reporting
DiiCA has its accounts audited annually by certified public accountants. The auditing of the DiiCA is conducted in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards (PSAK) 45, in line with Indonesian Standard on non profit auditing, for the reporting year 2016-2017 both associations were again accorded an unqualified certification in the independent auditors‘ report.
DiiCA, as a non-profit institution serving social purposes, is officially exempted from association tax and local business tax by the Indonesia tax authorities, DiiCA is recognised as a non profit institution by the tax administration of the Semarang and exempted from all local, regional and national taxes.
“Creating awareness, taking action, and supporting policy advocacy to improve, safety, and well-being of Indonesia’s Children”
DiiCA’s approach to end violence against children distinguishes it from other initiatives, as DiiCA works from the ground up, emphasizing local expertise and elevating this to inform national policies, regional dialogues, and policy advocacy. DiiCA takes a broader view in the belief that to bring an end to violence against children, it is necessary to identify the ways it affects and is affected by economics, law, health, media, education, and art/culture—the things that matter most in people’s daily lives—and to design strategies to combat it through each of these areas. DiiCA works to end violence against children by building local coalitions addressing the multi-sectoral causes and consequences of violence and enhancing their capacity to advocate, lobby, and build awareness on children issues, priorities, and rights in the district.