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Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB)

Children’s Legal Bureau, Inc. (CLB) is a non-stock, non-profit and SEC registered organization that aims to empower communities to provide a just world for children through developmental legal aid, trainings and advocacy.

Since its creation in 1997, CLB has been capacitating non-government organizations (NGOs), national and local government officials, social workers, police, prosecutors, judges and other officials, community leaders and children on different topics related to children’s rights and laws pursuant to its Vision, Mission and goals.

For more information on CLB, visit http://clbph.org.

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Balaod Mindanaw

BALAOD Mindanaw, Inc. (Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw, Inc.) is a non-stock non-profit legal resource institution providing capacity-building and legal services to its partner communities on various social justice issues primarily in Mindanao. It was formally established and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 11 August 2000 through the efforts of a small group of individuals, lawyers, paralegals, and community organizers.

BALAOD started with land rights advocacy in 2000 highlighting the Sumilao Walk For Land, Walk For Justice. As BALAOD continued its journey, it saw the importance of responding to other social justice issues like environmental protection, disaster risk reduction, women and children protection including campaign human trafficking and online sexual exploitation. Despite these many advocacies of BALAOD, it remained to use legal empowerment as its main strategy.

BALAOD envisions a society where legal empowerment is a way of life and a means to protect and advance the people’s access to resources and justice.

BALAOD Mindanaw, Inc. works with marginalized sectors and communities in Mindanaw through through alternative lawyering and paralegalism, stressing active non-violence as an integral part in the advancement of justice, gender equality, and resource tenure improvement in the context of active people’s participation in Governance.

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ECPAT

ECPAT Philippines is a part of a global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It envisions a world where children enjoy a life of human dignity and a safe environment where they can exercise their rights to the fullest.

ECPAT Philippines was one of the lead organizations that lobbied for the enactment of national landmark legislations which aid in the prosecution of criminals associated with sexual exploitation of children: Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children from Abuse, Discrimination and Neglect of 1992; Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 9208 and Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009. Today, ECPAT’s programs and projects aim to help ensure that these laws do not only remain in paper, but efficiently enforced.

Visit their website at http://ecpatphilippines.org.

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Philippines Against Child Trafficking (PACT)

The Philippines Against Child Trafficking (PACT) is a national network of child rights advocates committed to building communities that protect children against trafficking. Its members include government and civil society organizations and individuals from government, who believe that it is the moral responsibility of the government, NGOs, business sector, academe, faith-based organizations, people’s organizations and families to create such a community. PACT addresses the issue of trafficking through network building, community educators training, lobbying with government, and capacity building for members.

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Stairway Foundation

Stairway Foundation Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government child care organization located in Puerto Galera, in the island of Oriental Mindoro. It was established in 1990 by Lars C. Jorgensen and Monica D. Ray as an alternative program for the most marginalized and endangered street children in the Philippines. Since then, Stairway has worked on promoting the rights of children, with a special focus on preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation both offline and online.

For more information about Stairway Foundation, visit http://stairwayfoundation.org and http://cybersafe.asia.

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Development Action for Women’s Network (DAWN)

The Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) is a non-government, non-profit organization established in 1996 to assist distressed women migrants from Japan, as well as their Japanese-Filipino children, in the promotion and protection of their rights and welfare. In 2011, DAWN expanded its programs to include Filipino migrant domestic workers and their families.

For more information about DAWN, visit http://dawnphil.com.

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DAKILA

AlamBaU.ph was developed by Dakila, an organization of artists-activists building a movement of heroism towards social transformation. Dakila fosters citizenship by building one’s capacity to make change; organizes communities to be part of the movement for change, and takes on advocacy campaigns to bring about strategic actions that make real change.

Dakila is involved in the advocacies for climate justice, human rights, good governance and the campaigns to end human trafficking, promote children’s rights, advance road safety as a public health issue, ensure just and lasting peace and institute political, cultural and electoral reforms.

For more information about DAKILA, visit http://dakila.org.ph.