Protecting Children from Harm
Part of World Vision’s goal is to help children live life to the fullest by ensuring that they are protected from any form of harm and abuse. In line with our commitment to end violence against children, World Vision directly assisted 375 child abuse cases in 2018.
World Vision’s child protection initiatives for the past year focused on equipping 1,067 individuals from partner organizations to Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) trainings. This allowed community members and partner stakeholders map child protection issues and interventions in order to provide timely and appropriate response to identified child abuse cases. In 2018, we successfully helped 15,676 children complete their trainings in values-based life skills development activities.
It Takes a World
World Vision’s “It Takes a World” campaign is a global movement that aims to protect 3 million children from harm and abuse by 2020. In the Philippines, we put our focus on online sexual exploitation (OSEC), a grave issue that threatens the future of the most vulnerable children in the country.
On July 2018, World Vision signed a partnership with Compassion International Philippines (CIPH), and International Justice Mission (IJM) to strengthen the campaign against online sexual exploitation of children. Through this collaboration, we hope to prevent online sexual exploitation of children by supporting local and national efforts in combatting OSEC, raising awareness about the issue, and gathering and providing support to survivors.
Child Protection Compact
World Vision is pleased to partner with the International Justice Mission and the Philippine government in the implementation of the Child Protection Compact (CPC), an agreement signed by both the Philippine government and the United States government. Under this project, we aim to address the problems involved in the trafficking of Filipino children for sex and labor. To prevent OSEC and Child Labor Trafficking (CLT), World Vision will help strengthen existing community-based systems and services meant for the protection and recovery of children affected by OSEC and CLT. We will also work closely with LGUs, parents, faith-based organizations, civil society workers, and children to ensure that they are aware of the issue and are capable to protect and prevent OSEC and CLT cases.