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World Vision supports the call of the ILO to end child labor

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World Vision is contributing to International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mission to eliminate child labor through a series of activities that aim to empower communities and raise awareness.

Every child has a right to play, to learn, and to enjoy their youth in a safe and nurturing environment. However, in many parts of the world, many children are still subject to child labor where they are often forced to work, depriving them of their childhood and stunting their physical and mental development, as well as their full potential and their dignity. 

In the Philippines alone, many children are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, and in armed conflict, according to a study by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

So to protect kids all over the world and make the necessary efforts to eliminate child labor in all its forms, World Vision joins the Philippine government in observing the World Day Against Child Labor.

The campaign continues this year, centering on the theme, “Let’s act on our commitments: End Child Labor!

World Vision is contributing to ILO’s mission to eliminate child labor through a series of activities that aim to empower communities and raise awareness on the issue. 

Modules were provided to World Vision area programs across the country, including a Positive Parenting Workbook which guides parents on positive ways to discipline children, highlighting the need to understand and protect them from any form of violence.

Another important material is the “Huwag Po!” Module which aims to educate and empower children to protect themselves by tackling what good and bad touch are.

Helplines or phone services are also open to respond to reports of abuse, exploitation, and neglect. One of these is the Council for the Welfare of Children’s Makabata Helpline 1383 which caters to cases of violence against children. 

Now more than ever, children all over the world need protection, guidance, and a safe environment where they can explore their full potential without worries. On World Day Against Child Labor, everyone can join in reinforcing the campaign’s mission to end child labor by helping children living in vulnerable conditions through World Vision https://www.worldvision.org.ph/

For more updates, visit the World Vision website at https://www.worldvision.org.ph and follow World Vision Philippines’ official social media pages: @worldvisionph on Facebook and Twitter, and @worldvisionphl on Instagram.

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