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A child labor-free Philippines 


The Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) works to transform the lives of child laborers, their families, and communities towards their sense of self-worth, empowerment and development.

It works towards the prevention and progressive elimination of child labor through protection, withdrawal, healing and reintegration of child workers into a caring society, and supports alleviation of extreme poverty, which has been the main cause of child labor in the country.

  • Child-focused approach
  • Psychosocial development
  • Results-based management
  • Gender responsiveness
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Sustainable development
  • Child and youth participation
  • Good governance
  • Decent work for all
  • Community development
  • Inter-agency, tripartite and multi-sectoral collaboration

Intermediate Outcome 1: Strengthened and localized National Council Against Child Labor towards better coordination of its members and partners at all levels

  1. Policies and guidelines issued to localize the NCACL and strengthen the regional, provincial, and municipal/city structures on child protection
  2. Inter-agency arrangements made on the implementation of child labor programs at all levels, especially on sharing of resources and information, and arrangements on service delivery, enforcement, and communication and advocacy
  3. Coordination and partnerships with development partners and local structures on child protection strengthened


Intermediate Outcome 2: Improved and ensured enforcement of anti-child labor laws at the national and local levels

  1. Capacities of implementers and partners to enforce anti-child labor laws strengthened
  2. Child labor inspection and monitoring activities intensified
  3. Mechanisms to improve child laborer identification, rescue, and case prosecution strengthened


Intermediate Outcome 3: Expanded access of child laborers, children at risk of child labor and their families to social protection, including health, education, child protection and decent work

  1. Psychosocial interventions, health services, legal support and other social protection services provided to child laborers, children at risk of child labor and their families
  2. Access to basic education expanded to reach more child laborers and children at risk of child labor
  3. Economic well-being of families of child laborers enhanced through skills training for 15 to 17 year-old child laborers; and skills training, employment facilitation and livelihood assistance to adult members of households with child laborers


Intermediate Outcome 4: Improved generation, dissemination, and use of knowledge on child labor among stakeholders, policymakers, program implementers, and the general public

  1. Child Labor Knowledge Sharing System (CLKSS) updated and mainstreamed
  2. DOLE Hotline 1349 and social media used as platforms to address child labor-related concerns
  3. Awareness on pressing and emerging child labor issues and innovations heightened


Intermediate Outcome 5: National Child Labor Monitoring and Evaluation system established and maintained

  1. Monitoring and evaluation framework on child labor developed
  2. Child labor reporting system used by national and local implementers

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