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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When a development project takes place in a community, it can have both positive and negative impacts on the people and ecology, where we live. In particularly, the group of people who can least protect themselves are the children and young people. The concept of ecological child rights (ECR) was originated to promote and protect […]
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 […]
“terre des hommes Germany and a journey of changes: the role of children and communities to sustainable development”. By focusing on this theme, we decided to reflect on the policies and procedures of terre des hommes Germany on how to mainstream children rights and sustainable development to improve well-being of children, communities, social condition of […]
When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Eastern Visayas on 8 November 2013, it spawned gigantic storm surges that left over 6,000 people dead. Six months after, government records would show that almost 30,000 were injured and more than a thousand remained missing. And despite the unprecedented outpouring of humanitarian assistance, recovery work was frustratingly slow, especially in Tacloban City where post-disaster relief and aid seemingly became mired […]