The Indonesian Football Association, PSSI, has been fined for child labor and has taken swift action to address the issue. The organization has replaced its CEO and launched a fund to support the victims of child labor.
The fine was imposed by the Indonesian government after an investigation found that PSSI had employed children under the age of 15 to work in its football academies. The children were reportedly working long hours and were not receiving adequate pay or education.
In response to the fine, PSSI has taken a number of steps to address the issue. The organization has replaced its CEO, Joko Driyono, with Mochamad Iriawan, a former police general who has pledged to make child protection a top priority.
PSSI has also launched a fund to support the victims of child labor. The fund will provide financial assistance to the children and their families, as well as support for their education and rehabilitation.
In addition, PSSI has committed to implementing a number of measures to prevent child labor in the future. These include conducting regular inspections of its football academies, providing education and training for its staff, and working with local authorities to ensure that child labor laws are enforced.
The issue of child labor is a serious problem in Indonesia, with an estimated 1.6 million children working in hazardous conditions. The government has been cracking down on the practice in recent years, but there is still much work to be done.
PSSI’s response to the fine is a positive step in the right direction. By taking swift action to address the issue and launching a fund to support the victims, the organization is sending a clear message that child labor will not be tolerated in Indonesian football.
However, there is still much work to be done to ensure that children are protected from exploitation in all areas of Indonesian society. It is up to all of us to work together to create a safer and more just world for our children.