IDC’s work in the Asia Pacific region began in 2009. In the first several years, IDC engaged in advocacy and coalition building across the region, in close partnership with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network. For example, in 2013 and 2014, IDC supported the coordination of the first government roundtables on ATD and child detention in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

In the years to follow, Indonesia and Thailand took decisive action on child detention, including in 2019, a Thai government MOU to release children and their mothers from immigration detention.

IDC has since shifted its focus to strengthen national advocacy strategies by supporting civil society networks to develop Theories of Change and implement pilot ATD programmes. In 2020, IDC will continue its advocacy, research, coalition and capacity building in the region, with a specific focus on supporting the leadership of communities impacted by detention.

For more information about IDC's work in the Asia Pacific, please contact:

Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator
Vivienne Chew
[email protected]

Asia Pacific Programme Officer
Min Yamada Park
[email protected]