[People]The Explosion of Child Abuse Online -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Explosion of Child Abuse OnlineFr. Shay Cullen02 October 2010 The Covid-19 pandemic is on everybody’s mind, weighs on the spirit and invades the body, paralyzes social life, and cripples the world economy. Yet, people are adapting, surviving, recovering, and are resilient. They, but a few, are coping with the new normal, a reality that…

[Off-the-shelf] Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs”- by OMCT and CLRDC, Philippines

Philippines: New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs” Geneva (OMCT) – A new report, published today, documents 122 killings of children, from 1 to 17 years old, throughout the Philippines, between July 2016 and December 2019. The report, titled “How could they do this to my child?”, jointly published by the…

[People] When the Light Shines Again -by Fr. Shay Cullen

When the Light Shines Again Fr. Shay Cullen 19 June 2020 It was a happy day for Joshua. He graduated from the Preda vocational training program and proudly held a student’s driver’s license and his graduation certificate while the camera clicked to record the moment and everyone there applauded. It was his day when the…

[People] Child Abuse over the Internet -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Child Abuse over the Internet Fr. Shay Cullen 28 May 2020 They are the two latest arrivals at the Preda Foundation’s beautiful home for exploited children set in the countryside surrounded by wooded hills beside a small stream. The children are Pedro, 12, and Angelica, 7, victims of online sexual abuse perpetrated by the uncle…

[Video] Buhay-bahay (Situation of Women and Children Under Lockdown) -iDEFEND, PAHRA

Situation of Women and Children Under Lockdown Kasama sina: Jelen Paclarin Executive Director, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) Dr. Maria Lourdes Mendoza Women and Children Protection Unit, Northern Mindanao Medical Center Julie Ann Regalado Division Chief, Child Rights Center Commission on Human Rights Rowena Legaspi Executive Director, Children’s Legal and Research Development Center…

[Statement] Children’s Rights must be respected at all times even in containing the COVID-19 virus -CLRDC

The Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC), an organization that promotes child protection and restorative justice, recognizes the threat posed by COVID-19 to nations around the world. The magnitude of the public health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic led to the Philippine government’s proclamation of a state of a public…

[Featured site] SaferKidsPH

About SaferKidsPH works with children and their families, the Philippine Government, civil society and the private sector to ensure that children are safe and protected online. Company Overview The pioneering consortium composed of the Australian Embassy, Save the Children, The Asia Foundation, and UNICEF, created to reduce online sexual abuse and exploitation of children in…

[Statement] 2019 Salinlahi statement on the non-passage of LMACR bill

Salinlahi congratulates the organizations and advocates that have been actively taking part in the campaign against the lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old. Such triumph, although maybe temporary, considering the current political landscape, is undeniably a leap forward in our collective struggle in protecting and defending the rights…

[Statement] Tiraniko at sistematikong pagkitil sa kinabukasan ng kabataan ang pagpapababa ng edad sa responsibilidad sa krimen -KAISA-KA

Tiraniko at sistematikong pagkitil sa kinabukasan ng kabataan ang pagpapababa ng edad sa responsibilidad sa krimen Mahigpit na kinokondena ng PAGKAKAISA NG KABABAIHAN PARA SA KALAYAAN (KAISA KA) ang galaw ng Mababang Kapulungan na pababain ang edad ng responsibilidad sa krimen sa siyam (9) na taong gulang. Pangunahing obligasyon ng estado na tiyakin ang maganda,…

[In the news] UNICEF: Lowering age of criminal liability ‘act of violence against children’ -ABS-CBN news

UNICEF: Lowering age of criminal liability ‘act of violence against children’ The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) opposed Friday fresh calls to lower the age of criminal liability, saying it is an act of violence against children. “Children in conflict with the law are already victims of circumstance, mostly because of poverty and exploitation by…

[Statement] Against arbitrary arrest of minors under “Oplan Tambay”

STATEMENT AGAINST ARBITRARY ARREST OF MINORS UNDER “OPLAN TAMBAY” We, the organisations named below, make this statement to express our serious alarm about the widespread arbitrary arrests of children taking place throughout the Philippines under the ‘Oplan Tambay’ project of the Philippine government. We note that President Duterte issued a directive that children found loitering…

[Statement] We remain steadfast in protecting children’s rights; we resist any vilification of women and children; we condemn the further killings -CLRD

Statement on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 Today is international women’s day. Women must be celebrated and honored. But how in this precarious time, where our civil and political rights are in constant danger, do we commemorate this symbolic day? In the past few months, many lives were taken – women and children included,…

[People] Jailing the Child Abusers -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Jailing the Child Abusers by Fr. Shay Cullen 16 February 2018 When put on trial in Pasay City, Metro Manila, child sex abusers can expect a conviction and a sentence of harsh life in prison without parole from Judge Tingaraan Guiling of Pasay City if the evidence warrants it. This week on 12 February, a…

[Video] Hayaan Mo Ako -Lapis

PANAWAGAN NG PAKIKIISA SA LAHAT NG MGA KASAMA SA PAGTUTOL SA KARAHASAN Inilunsad ang music video na “Hayaan Mo ako”, isang partnership project of Lapis, PAHRA at iDEFEND. Ang music video ay patungkol sa mga batang hindi na hinayaang lumaki at mamuhay ng malaya at may dignidad dahil naging biktima ng EJK. Nilalayon po natin…

[People] The Killing of Children -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Killing of Children by Fr. Shay Cullen The President is having a very successful campaign against suspected drug dealers and drug users. The killing of a 17-year old Grade 11 student, Kian Loyd delos Santos, by police in an anti-drug operation last week during which as many as 94 people were shot dead by…