Bantay Bata 163 hosts fifth ACT to EVAC training

On Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October, we teamed up with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s Bantay Bata 163 based in Manila, the Philippines, to coordinate a training, also on how to identify and to respond to OCSEA, for the child helpline and several other stakeholder organisations.

This training was made possible through the Advocate, Collaborate & Train to End Violence Against Children (ACT to EVAC) programme, which is coordinated in partnership between Child Helpline International and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), and funded by The Fund the End Violence Against Children.

We explored the following topics as part of the training:

  • Manifestations of OCSEA
  • Push and pull factors of OCSEA
  • Victimization factors
  • Perpetrator profiles
  • Legislative frameworks and instruments
  • Detection and investigation of OCSEA cases
  • Current responses to OCSEA, including the case management protocol, referral partners, and the aftercare services available to victims of OCSEA
  • Good practices of NGOs, cities/municipalities and ‘bangarays’ (wards or small districts in the Philippines)
  • The impact of OCSEA
  • How educators are helping to protect children from OCSEA
  • Child participation in combating OCSEA

On Friday 25 October, we also coordinated a round table discussion. Similar to the Jordan round table discussion, the purpose of this meeting was to as to enhance national stakeholder collaboration in the Philippines specific to OCSEA.

Our gratitude goes to Bantay Bata 163 for hosting us!

Still to come… In collaboration with the Tanzania National Child Helpline, we are exploring dates for a Tanzania round table discussion – also as part of our ACT to EVAC programme.