[People] Resurrection for Abused Children -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Resurrection for Abused Children Fr. Shay Cullen 22 March 2016 The hope of a new life, “Resurrection,” for abused and traumatized children is what we at the Preda Foundation strive to provide for victims of abuse. Holy Week is about pain and suffering, injustice and new life and hope. That is what the mission of…

[People] The joy of child freedom by Fr. Shay Cullen

The joy of child freedom Fr. Shay Cullen This was a very happy Christmas and New Year celebration for the 70 children, boys and girls IN THE PREDA children’s homes in Zambales. They are recovering and finding a new life. The boys are from the ages of nine to 15 years old and have been…

[Appeal] Urgent call to resolve the recurring violation of the Lumad children’s right to education among Children in Situations with Armed Conflict -NGO Coalition CRC

An open letter to the President of the Philippines HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO ‘NOYNOY’ AQUINO III President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace Dear President Aquino, The Civil Society Coalition on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (NGO Coalition CRC) joins the urgent call to resolve the recurring violation of the Lumad children’s right…

[People] Justice where are you ? by Fr. Shay Cullen

Justice where are you ? Fr. Shay Cullen. Lady Justice is pictured blindfolded holding a scales and a sword. That needs to be changed. She needs to be seen as a clear eyed loving mother protecting children. Maria 10 years-old was raped by the live-partner of her mother. With the help of good neighbors and…

[People] The injustice of it all by Fr. Shay Cullen

The injustice of it all by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA June 05, 2015 What is the state of justice in the Philippines? Has corruption eroded the once noble profession, is justice really for sale. There are just and honest judges, lawyers and prosecutors but many more are corrupt bribe takers. A Judge in Olongapo City…

[Press Release] Two Filipino anti-child trafficking organizations attended workshop on protecting children’s rights through efficient data management in Cambodia -TDH

Two Filipino anti-child trafficking organizations attended workshop on protecting children’s rights through efficient data management in Cambodia The Philippine Against Child Trafficking (PACT) and Zamboanga based NGO, Tanglaw Buhay Center- Katilingban sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI) represented the Philippines in the three-day data management workshop, “Protecting children’s rights through efficient data management” sponsored by Terre des…

[From the web] Child protection advocacy, an eye-opener for teachers -CLRD

CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCACY, AN EYE-OPENER FOR TEACHERS. Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc. (CLRDC) organized a whole day seminar that aims to broaden the knowledge of the teachers from Barangay 176 Bagong Silang, Caloocan City on Child Protection Laws and Policies.  The seminar entitled: “Basic Paralegal Orientation on Child Protection Policies for Teachers of…

[Press Release] Celebrities Support Discipline Without Harm -PETA ARTS Zone Project

Advocates of Positive Discipline: “Love Does Not Hurt!” Celebrities Support Discipline Without Harm Manila, Philippines — Children’s rights organizations and advocates of positive discipline gathered last May 21, 2015 at the Quezon City Sports Club to promote Positive Discipline as good parenting. The “Go Positive! Celebrity Advocate Media Launch” unveiled the newest addition to the…

[Video] “Journey to my Dreams, Child Migration in Thailand” -Terre des Hommes (TdH)

Terre des Hommes (TdH) launched the “Journey to my Dreams, Child Migration in Thailand” video aimed at creating awareness of the impact of child migration in Thailand and calling on the Thailand government to guarantee children’s rights working in their country regardless of the immigration status. Terre des Hommes International Federation http://www.terredeshommes.org is a network…

[Press Release] Save the Children calls for Protection of children in emergencies at Global Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan

Save the Children calls for Protection of children in emergencies at Global Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan Over 100 million children worldwide are affected by disasters yearly and, as a result, many face reduced educational opportunities. This challenge is particularly evident in the Philippines, where recent disasters destroyed entire schools, ruined classroom supplies…

[Press Release] Secretary General of the OMCT addresses challenges of protecting children from torture during the World Congress on Juvenile Justice

“Secretary General of the OMCT addresses challenges of protecting children from torture during the World Congress on Juvenile Justice” Geneva, 30 of January 2015. The Secretary General of the OMCT, Gerald Staberock, addressed the World Congress on Juvenile Justice setting out the challenges that States and the civil society faces when trying to protect children…

[From the web] Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines -MAILONLINE

Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines By Simon Parry, MAILONLINE January 14, 2015 Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the…

[Press Release] “Iwas PapuToxic” Campaign Urges Kids to Desist Using Firecrackers to Avoid Injuries, Pollution -EcoWaste Coalition

“Iwas PapuToxic” Campaign Urges Kids to Desist Using Firecrackers to Avoid Injuries, Pollution Environmental groups and health advocates led by the EcoWaste Coalition, together with about 2,000 students from Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary School in Paco, Manila, today jumpstarted the annual campaign against the use of firecrackers by staging an on-campus noise barrage simulating a…