Children’s rights group calls for ‘better laws’ on child protection

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Published February 14, 2020, 4:21 PM

By Merlina Hernando-Malipot

To help curb online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines, the largest alliance of organizations and agencies pushing for children’s rights legislation in the country urged the Congress to review child protection laws.

Child Rights Network (MANILA BULLETIN)

“The Philippines needs better laws to curb online sexual exploitation of children,” said Child Rights Network (CRN) as it led the recent launching of the #ShutdownOSEC campaign on Tuesday (Feb. 11).

CRN called on Congress to help stop OSEC by “reviewing and updating our current laws to encompass appropriate definitions of OSEC terms, accountability of the private sector to children, child rescue and rehabilitation, and punishment of perpetrators.”

At the launch, child rights organizations, legislators, private sector,

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