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RSO attends A Virtual ATD Regional Peer-Learning Platform 5th Workshop on 5 April 2022

5 April 2022


Despite the various challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Regional Peer Learning Platform and Program of Action on Alternatives to the Detention of Children in the Context of Migration in Asia Pacific (the Peer-Learning Platform) jointly led by the International Detention Coalition (IDC) and Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) is progressing virtually. The Peer-Learning Platform brings together individuals from policy and implementing agencies in the governments of Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand, and civil society and international organizations to share positive practices and concrete examples of what is working.

The discussion at the 5th Workshop was formed based on participants’ own experience concerning government and CSOs partnerships on the alternative to detention of children. At the panel discussion, participants from Malaysia presented different examples of partnerships and shared good practices and challenges at both policy and operational levels in implementing alternative to detention of children. RSO has shared participants with an update about its partnership with UNHCR Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and recently completed “a Comparative Analysis of Education and Labor Mobility Pathways for admission of Refugees and Asylum Seekers” that includes good practice examples of education pathways for refugee children.