Many mothers find returning to their home country with their child very difficult.
This is particularly the case in conservative societies such as Indonesia and the Philippines. Mother and child are often ostracised by and marginalised from the community and, in turn, their access to education and social welfare safety nets is severely impaired.
We visited Indonesia and met with over 190 key influencers including NGOs, community and religious leaders, government officials and academics. We identified 11 collaboration partners through whom to provide home country support, engage stakeholders and advance preventative education.