Statement of the Philippine Joining Forces Alliance on the safe delivery of health and education services for children

Children comprise a significant percentage of the Philippine population, specifically, they represent 38% of the 100,981,437 Filipinos.  Addressing their needs during this pandemic is therefore vital for the country’s successful track to recovery. The postponement of face-to-face classes and the shift to distance learning brought in additional hardships to the children, particularly to the 31.8% […]

MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS! Recognize children’s right to a healthy environment!

Every child has the right to a healthy environment. But, this is severely threatened! The global environmental crisis, climate change, extinction of species, plastic waste and water and air pollution massively endanger the chances of survival, especially of children: Every year 1.7 million children die before their fifth birthday from drinking contaminated water or breathing polluted […]

GROWTH OR GREED: Protection of rivers and rights in the face of development

The rivers of South-East Asia are vital for the livelihoods of millions of people in terms of domestic use, agriculture, industry and transport (Opperman, 2018). Against the backdrop of development of infrastructure that supports a more urbanised and inter-connected life in all of the partner countries there have been changes in the ecology and bio-diversity […]

Terre des Hommes launches ambitious global campaign calling on governments to recognize children’s right to a healthy environment

“Even when these children are born and before they can say their first word, they are denied their rights to a dignified life” – Baskut Tuncak, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics   Osnabrück, 28 October 2020 – Today the child rights organization Terre des Hommes is launching an international campaign “MY […]

Child Protection: A measure of hope

  Gitib Inc, Children, Youth Organization and SK Council in partnership with Barangay Council (village council) implemented “Proteksyon Sukaranan sa Paglaum (PSP) para sa Bata Program” (Protection as a measure of hope for children program) among children below 18 years old. This is a children and youth led response to COVID-19 crisis in six villages: […]

Awareness Raising on ECR In the Context of COVID-19

  In order to create a healthy environment for children amid COVID-19 threat, child and youth participation, among others, is instrumental and play important role in this process. Therefore, trained child peer educators of the project “Integrated Program to Support Poor and Vulnerable Children and Families through the Development of their Livelihoods and Political Participation” […]

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