Child's Rights and Protection

Save the Children is committed to uphold children’s right to protection from all forms of violence.

Violence against children can happen anywhere. It can happen at home, in school, community, institution or the workplace; and anytime – whether in an emergency or not.

According to a national study on violence against children (2016), 80% of Filipino children have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. This includes physical and psychological violence, sexual violence, bullying, exploitation, and violence in the internet. Violence seriously harms children physically and psychologically, hampers their development, and violates their right to protection.

Save the Children is against all forms of violence against children.

Our child protection work

All children, especially the most vulnerable, must be protected at all costs. Hence, we work with government, non-government organizations (NGOs), children’s groups, schools and communities to strengthen the protective environment for children.

We work with the government at national and local levels to pass and implement laws and policies that will protect children from all forms of violence. We are influencing the Philippine Congress to pass a law that would protect children from physical and humiliating punishment, and promote positive discipline.

With our partner government agencies and NGOs, we help parents, caregivers and teachers to change the way they discipline children into more positive and non-violent ways through our Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) and Positive Discipline in Everyday Teaching (PDET) trainings all over the country.

We influence the government to ensure that quality programs and services for the protection of children are widely available and can reach children. This includes working with government agencies to adopt PDEP and PDET trainings to reach more parents, caregivers, and educators.

We also help improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of service providers, schools and NGOs to enable them to protect children in emergency and non-emergency contexts.

However, none of these efforts will have positive effects without the participation and support of children, parents, caregivers, teachers and the public. Thus, we make the public aware of what violence against children is and how it happens. We encourage and organize individuals and groups to support our advocacy for child protection. Together, we are hoping that these efforts will bring us closer to achieving for our children a future that is free from violence.

Program Stories

On the Road to Equality: A Father's Journey of Transformation

On the Road to Equality: A Father's Journey of Transformation

Save the Children Philippines and Advocates Clamor for Urgent Passage of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Bill

Save the Children Philippines and Advocates Clamor for Urgent Passage of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Bill

Save the Children Philippines supports President Marcos Jr., campaign  against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children

Save the Children Philippines supports President Marcos Jr., campaign against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children

The Beauty and Strength of Femininity Through the Eyes of a Child Leader

The Beauty and Strength of Femininity Through the Eyes of a Child Leader

Beyond Taboos: A Young Girl Challenging Long-Held Beliefs

Beyond Taboos: A Young Girl Challenging Long-Held Beliefs

A Young Girl’s Courage to Be a Voice for the Voiceless

A Young Girl’s Courage to Be a Voice for the Voiceless

Save the Children Philippines Wraps Up  Transformative Initiatives in Cotabato

Save the Children Philippines Wraps Up Transformative Initiatives in Cotabato

Building a Safer and Peaceful World for a Teenage Mother

Building a Safer and Peaceful World for a Teenage Mother


About Save the Children Philippines

Save the Children Philippines has been working hard every day to give Filipino children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for and with children to positively transform their lives and the future we share.

DSWD License No.: DSWD-SB-L-00008-2024
Coverage: Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, CAR, and NCR
Period: February 16, 2024 – February 17, 2027

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