enfants sans droits ; children without rights

They say that children is the hope of our future

If we adhere to this notion, then what do we say about the children in detention centers? I am referring to the nine holding centers in highly urbanized cities in Metro Manila and in Mindanao, respectively, that we have visited.  Albeit until now my organization, Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC),still monitors and continues to visit 5 holding centers. The children at the said centers are below 18 years of age, we still call them children by definition of Law.  These centers are also called shelter by local governments whatever their structure depicts. Continue reading

An Improved Child Protection Code for Caloocan City

CLRDC sits at the Final drafting of Caloocan City Child Protection Code with other NGO experts, @ Save the Children office in Quezon City, January 20, 2016

How are we going to help the society?
For me, it is better to start by helping the children.
As cliché as it is, I still believe that children is our future.
What can we do to help them?

Recognize their RIGHTS, provide their NEEDS, and discipline them in a POSITIVE way.

The children have inherent rights to survival, development, protection, and participation as provided in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child and relevant Philippine laws on children. Continue reading

CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCACY, AN EYE-OPENER FOR TEACHERS

CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCACY, AN EYE-OPENER FOR TEACHERS

CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCACY, AN EYE-OPENER FOR TEACHERS

Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc. (CLRDC) organized a whole day seminar that aims to broaden the knowledge of the teachers from Barangay 176 Bagong Silang, Caloocan City on Child Protection Laws and Policies.  The seminar entitled: “Basic Paralegal Orientation on Child Protection Policies for Teachers of Barangay 176, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City” was held last May 20, 2015 at KnK House for Youth, Guadanoville. Continue reading

CLRDC Joined the International Campaign in Building Human Rights Cities for Girls

South East Asia Sub-Regional Conference on the Human Rights and Dignity of Girl Children

South East Asia Sub-Regional Conference on the Human Rights and Dignity of Girl Children

Eleven Countries met for the “South East Asia (SEA) Sub-Regional Conference on the Human Rights and Dignity of Girl Children”, at Phnom Penh Cambodia on May 11 and 12, 2015.  The Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC) Inc., through its Executive Director, was invited to be one of the Resource Speakers at the said conference. Continue reading

Juvenile Injustice continues as the Philippines marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

20Nov.14 speakers&artists

On November 20, 2014 as children’s rights advocates around the world observed the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the Children’s Legal Advocacy Network led by Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC) conducted a “Round Table Meeting on Juvenile Justice” at Balay Internasyonal, University of the Philippines. Continue reading