KALITAWHAN: Lowering MACR back to 9 will do more harm than protection

A statement on Lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility KALITAWHAN Network is in disbelief and outraged that some lawmakers are considering lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR) to 9-years old.  We believe that this is in direct contravention of the Philippine’s obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

Consumption without Child Labor

According to the ILO, 152 million children between the ages of five and 17 years work. Among them, 72 million girls and boys are in dangerous work, such as in quarries or commercial plantations. They do night work or have far too long working hours. Consumption without child labor – tips for a fair purchase […]

Mekong youth voice: A voice at international forum

 Originally posted at the Mekong Youth Assembly website (June 24, 2018) As a young woman who always advocates for youth voice to protect Mekong river, Saroeurn Leakhena, a young activist traveled to attend the 8th World Water Forum  “Sharing Water” that was held from 18 – 23 March 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil,  to bring stories, concerns and the […]

Philippine Partners’ Statement Against Arbitrary Arrest of Minors

PHILIPPINES: The President ordered a directive to implement “Oplan Tambay” to round up “loiterers” in public spaces, including children in street situations. The intention for this may be well-meaning but these arbitrary arrests are not for the best interest of the children. Here is the statement of child rights advocates about the situation.  

Green Camp 2k17

Last 25 August to 1 September 2017, the Secretariat of the project ‘Our Rivers, Our Life’ (OROL), together with 12 youth from RWG from Bogor, 12 youth from Orang Rimba, 3 teachers from Sokola, 2 Adults from RMI went to join the Green Camp with Youth group in Jambi, Indonesia. They spent 4 days and 3 nights learning […]

Regional Projects/Partners

There are 5 Regional projects in 2017. Regional projects are implemented across the region or in two more countries. For 2017, these projects work on the issues of Participation and organisation of child.& youth, Youth and violence, Defense of human rights (defenders), Ecological child rights, Biological diversity, and Cultural diversity. Project partners implementing Regional projects: Mekong Youth Assembly […]

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